Maritime Launch Services


Posted at 10:41 am on October 6, 2017

Progress is being made towards development of a space port in the Canso area according to the companies president. Steve Matier says that Maritime Launch

A Cyclone 4M Rocket from Ukraine that will be used by Maritime Launch Services to send satellites into space from the Canso/Hazel Hill area.

Services has been working feverishly to complete environmental assessments, signing deals with partners and listening to public feedback.

Matier says that the process is slow for submitting assessments, but the group is working hard to achieve their goal of groundbreaking in the Spring of 2018:
Matier says that he and other representatives from MLS will be holding a public engagement session in Canso on October 14th to gather more information from the public. One issue MLS is seeking to clarify is the moose population in the area where they intend to launch the Cyclone 4M Rockets.


Posted at 8:43 am on October 3, 2017

An update has been provided on space launch in the Canso area. In March, Maritime Launch Services picked an area near Canso, Hazel Hill and Little Dover to be

A Cyclone 4M Rocket from Ukraine that will be used by Maritime Launch Services to send satellites into space from the Canso/Hazel Hill area.

the site for a commercial spaceport that would launch rockets into space.

The group announced that Lindsay Construction has joined the team as a Construction Management partner. Groundbreaking is expected to take place in Spring of 2018, and an open house will be held in the coming months to discuss environmental concerns, that includes a Mi’kmaq Ecological Knowledge Study. MLS promises to have an assessment released by the end of the year.