United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts NORCAT event

Collaborative Networking Event Sparks Ideas for Social Innovation Projects Involving Youth for Northern Ontario

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SUDBURY – On Wednesday October 3, United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts along with several partners: Norcat, Creative e-Learning Design, GenNext, RDÉE, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, Rethink Green, Community Futures Development Corporations, FedNor, Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Art Gallery of Sudbury, the Young Professionals Association, the Learning Disabilities Association, and the University of Sudbury, hosted a collaborative networking event that …

Don Duval Startup Canada

Sudbury needs to think ‘bigger’

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Article by Rita Poliakov, QMI Agency When Anne Cooper decided to start the Leaning Initiative, she was working full-time, juggling her family and low on funds. But that didn’t stop her. “I was young then. I was passionate and excited. I had no cash. I had amazing mentors and amazing students,” she said. Learning Initiative is a school that helps …

Startup Canada Tour Sudbury

NORCAT Hosts Startup Canada Innovation Town Hall

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Sudbury, ON – Startup Canada’s National Tour is in Sudbury today for its final Town Hall event as part of Startup Canada’s six-month tour to celebrate and inspire entrepreneurship across Canada. Startup Canada is an entrepreneur-led, national movement to enhance the nation’s competitiveness and prosperity through entrepreneurship. Its National Tour has traveled coast to coast to engage more than 25,000 …

Who Owns the Asteroids? Space Mining Project Raises Legal Questions

Who Owns the Asteroids? Space Mining Project Raises Legal Questions

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Article by Leonard David, SPACE.com Space Insider Columnist Private firms across the globe are developing business plans and creating the technology to mine the surface of the moon and nearby asteroids, with the goal of tapping into the richness of outer space. Technological issues are being addressed, but what about the legal issues? How can someone claim ownership of an …

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Extraterrestrial Mining Could Reap Riches & Spur Exploration

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Article by Leonard David, SPACE.com Space Insider Columnist Mining the moon and nearby asteroids could add trillions of dollars to the world economy and help humans reach farther into space. Many privately owned companies are looking to capitalize on extraterrestrial mining, but hitting paydirt will require merging the talents of the space and mining communities. A Space Resources Roundtable meeting …

NORCAT RESOLVE Drill fixed to the Artemis Jr. lunar rover in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

NORCAT RESOLVE Drill on display at Kennedy Space Center

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CAPE CANAVERAL — The U.S. and Canada are setting the stage for a lunar prospecting mission aimed at demonstrating technologies that could open the solar system to human exploration. In a sandy yard at Kennedy Space Center, engineers and scientists are developing a prototype of a rover designed to extract oxygen from hydrogen-rich lunar soil and produce water. The four-wheeled …

Don Duval

NORCAT Appoints Innovator as Next CEO

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The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology Inc. (NORCAT) is proud to announce the appointment of Don Duval as Chief Executive Officer. Don Duval brings a wealth of experience, expertise and energy to NORCAT, which will mark the next phase in NORCAT’s mine training and innovation initiatives. Don Duval is an energetic, innovative business leader with demonstrated success as a public …

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NORCAT Recognized for Outstanding Achievement by NASA

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The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology Inc. (NORCAT), has been awarded the NASA Group Achievement Award for outstanding efforts in support of the 2010 International Lunar Surface Operations InSitu resource Utilization Field Test (ILSO-ISRU). Specifically this distinction is awarded in recognition of the quality of results and level of impact on NASA programs, effective management of cost and schedule, customer …

NLSI Features Remote Rover Operations in Hawaii

NLSI Features Remote Rover Operations in Hawaii

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By Soderman/NLSI Staff Visitors to the Dynamic Earth Science Centre in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada were invited to operate Exploration Uplink robots located at the NASA RESOLVE field test site in Pu’u hawaihini valley on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Sponsored by NORCAT, the science center day saw 157 visitors, 12 Earth Explorer/Robotics program members, and 88 people had the opportunity to …

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Canadian Mining Technology May Extend Future Space Missions

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The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology Inc. (NORCAT), under Canadian Space Agency contract, is developing innovative drilling technology which will shape the future of Canada’s contribution to future space missions. This project supports Canada’s role in the Global Exploration Strategy as a key component of the utilization of planetary resources for mission support. The requirement for mining activity on the …

Ontario Network of Excellence

NORCAT join Ontario’s Network of Excellence

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The Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE) is a collaborative network of organizations across Ontario, designed to help you commercialize your ideas. ONE consists of 14 regional innovation centres across Ontario. These centres help local entrepreneurs bring innovative ideas to the marketplace, such as new ways to treat disease, cleaner ways to produce power and next-generation digital entertainment. The centres give …

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FedNor Invests in NORCAT’S Expanded Services

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The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for FedNor, announced today that the Government of Canada, combined with FedNor, will be investing nearly $2 million in support of five community-based economic development companies within the Greater Sudbury region; One of the five being NORCAT. A FedNor investment of $1,400,000 will support infrastructure enhancements and the expansion of …

Chris Hadfield visits NORCAT

Astronaut Chris Hadfield examines NORCAT robots

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Sudbury – Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield was in Greater Sudbury April 28, and had a first-hand look at space mining technology being developed by Northern Centre for Advanced Technology Inc. (NORCAT). Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space and the only Canadian to set foot on Russian space station MIR, examined robots NORCAT is developing in Sudbury.

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Filming Larry Berrio’s “Rock Town” Music Video in NORCAT’s Underground Centre

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Local country music artist Larry Berrio filmed the video for his single “Rock Town” in his home town of Sudbury. Locations used for the video included NORCAT’s Underground Centre in Onaping Falls, a slag pit owned by Fisher Wavy and Cranky Joe’s bar. It’s believed to be the first music video ever to be filmed in an underground mine. The …