The Commercial Space Blog is creating journalism
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patrons

$65
per month
Since 2010, the Commercial Space blog has been tracking Canada's space and aerospace industry.

We focus on money-making activities high above the sky -- the doers and the dreamers who pour their entrepreneurial drive into start-ups, that turn into small and mid-sized enterprises, that fuel the big "primes," all of which help to propel our space industry forwards.

And we've covered over 1100 of those stories since this blog began in 2010.



Sound good? 30,000 readers per month agree with you! But we need your help.

That's why we've set up a Commercial Space blog Patreon page, for you to contribute as you see fit. We accept monthly pledges of $1, $3, $5, $10, $25, $40 and $50.

Each level of contribution comes with increasing levels of gifts, swag and access to events, in order to reward you for your generosity.

Best of all, the more people who contribute, the better and more effectively we can cover this emerging industry:

  • For $1500 a month, we can keep the lights on at the blog, cover the website costs and phone bills and pay our dedicated team members a tiny stipend. 
  • For an extra $2000, we can port the website from blogspot to a dedicated domain name, which will allow us to add more features, double our readership, and increase that stipend from "tiny" up to "small." 
  • And for an extra $1000 after that, we can start sending more correspondents out in the field, where your generous support will ensure they have access to better sources and better stories.
For us, every reader counts -- be they a space mogul, space advocate, aspiring student, or even space cadet. We're looking for your help!

Your contributions will keep the heartbeat going. And, in return, we're happy to pass along a great deal of swag, useful information and access to the movers and shakers of the Canadian space and aerospace industry.

With your trust and support, we can keep going. So help us to continue to tell the stories of the industry you love. Support the Commercial Space blog.


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 of 1000 patrons
Thank you for helping to keep independent journalism alive in Canada.

All contributors at this level have complete access to our Patreon feed, where you'll received additional updates and insight into the aerospace and space industry from Commercial space authors and supporters.
Pledge $3 or more per month
2 of 500 patrons
Not bad. You've helping us to invest the time and effort needed to cover important stories relating to how entrepreneurs, scientists, academics, bureaucrats and advocates work together (or not).

Contributors at this level receive invites to our monthly Google hangouts, which feature acknowledged experts in space and aerospace willing to share their challenges and successes.

People you read about in the blog will likely show up at one point or another in the hangout, where you can even ask them questions. 

Make sure to ask some hard ones!


Pledge $5 or more per month
1 of 500 patrons
Impressive! You're about to be exposed to the the wider universe of space advocacy, science and public policy.

Contributors at this level will have the opportunity each month to receive free tickets to one of the space events profiled on the Space Conference News aggregation feed.

Every four weeks, we'll hold a draw for an event. If you have your eye on something specific, let us know in advance and we'll see what we can do (no promises).


Pledge $10 or more per month
1 of 500 patrons
You are AWESOME! 

We'll thank everyone contributing at this level by name in our weekly e-mail, which goes out every Tuesday to all Commercial Space subscribers.

But we'll only mention your name if you're OK with that. 

Some people aren't, which goes a long way towards explaining why a publication like Commercial Space is needed.

And that's why we'll also send you our weekly Commercial Space Jobs Report. Then you'll have the option of finding another place to work, should things go south with your present employer.

Perhaps your next boss will be more open to the idea of free speech and public advocacy.


Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 250 patrons
SWAGTASTIC!

Contributors at this level are showered in perks and gifts, including our Commercial Space blog branded coffee mug, a commercial space lapel pin and a Commercial Space t-shirt (but only if you specify your size).

Each item will come complete with the Commercial Space atomic red rocket pointing dramatically towards the eastern sky.


Pledge $40 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
You could be the next DEEP THROAT

At this level, along with receiving all the benefits from previous levels, you'll be invited to our monthly Commercial Space media event at an exclusive downtown Toronto restaurant. 

You'll have the opportunity to speak with Commercial Media staff and gossip (off the record, of course) about where the industry might really be going.

And for those who don't live in Toronto and can't make it to the event or else live in Toronto and are able to make it to the event but want the discount anyway, we'll discount 15% off our price list for services as listed on the Help Us Help You page.


Pledge $50 or more per month
1 of 10 patrons
You're DA BOSS!!!

Or at least our associate publisher. 

As long as you maintain your support at this level we'll back you up whenever you claim you're our associate publisher.

We'll even supply you with our standard word template to make your business cards. It features our ubiquitous Commercial Space atomic red atomic pointing dramatically towards the eastern sky.

Impress your family and friends. Great fun at parties!


Goals
$65 of $1,500 per month
At this level, we can cover our phone bills and internet fees, pay the editors and writers a little something and hire some contractors for social media and business development.

Achieving this goal, ensures that the blog is able to grow, improve and continue to cover its beat. 
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Since 2010, the Commercial Space blog has been tracking Canada's space and aerospace industry.

We focus on money-making activities high above the sky -- the doers and the dreamers who pour their entrepreneurial drive into start-ups, that turn into small and mid-sized enterprises, that fuel the big "primes," all of which help to propel our space industry forwards.

And we've covered over 1100 of those stories since this blog began in 2010.



Sound good? 30,000 readers per month agree with you! But we need your help.

That's why we've set up a Commercial Space blog Patreon page, for you to contribute as you see fit. We accept monthly pledges of $1, $3, $5, $10, $25, $40 and $50.

Each level of contribution comes with increasing levels of gifts, swag and access to events, in order to reward you for your generosity.

Best of all, the more people who contribute, the better and more effectively we can cover this emerging industry:

  • For $1500 a month, we can keep the lights on at the blog, cover the website costs and phone bills and pay our dedicated team members a tiny stipend. 
  • For an extra $2000, we can port the website from blogspot to a dedicated domain name, which will allow us to add more features, double our readership, and increase that stipend from "tiny" up to "small." 
  • And for an extra $1000 after that, we can start sending more correspondents out in the field, where your generous support will ensure they have access to better sources and better stories.
For us, every reader counts -- be they a space mogul, space advocate, aspiring student, or even space cadet. We're looking for your help!

Your contributions will keep the heartbeat going. And, in return, we're happy to pass along a great deal of swag, useful information and access to the movers and shakers of the Canadian space and aerospace industry.

With your trust and support, we can keep going. So help us to continue to tell the stories of the industry you love. Support the Commercial Space blog.


Recent posts by The Commercial Space Blog

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 of 1000 patrons
Thank you for helping to keep independent journalism alive in Canada.

All contributors at this level have complete access to our Patreon feed, where you'll received additional updates and insight into the aerospace and space industry from Commercial space authors and supporters.
Pledge $3 or more per month
2 of 500 patrons
Not bad. You've helping us to invest the time and effort needed to cover important stories relating to how entrepreneurs, scientists, academics, bureaucrats and advocates work together (or not).

Contributors at this level receive invites to our monthly Google hangouts, which feature acknowledged experts in space and aerospace willing to share their challenges and successes.

People you read about in the blog will likely show up at one point or another in the hangout, where you can even ask them questions. 

Make sure to ask some hard ones!


Pledge $5 or more per month
1 of 500 patrons
Impressive! You're about to be exposed to the the wider universe of space advocacy, science and public policy.

Contributors at this level will have the opportunity each month to receive free tickets to one of the space events profiled on the Space Conference News aggregation feed.

Every four weeks, we'll hold a draw for an event. If you have your eye on something specific, let us know in advance and we'll see what we can do (no promises).


Pledge $10 or more per month
1 of 500 patrons
You are AWESOME! 

We'll thank everyone contributing at this level by name in our weekly e-mail, which goes out every Tuesday to all Commercial Space subscribers.

But we'll only mention your name if you're OK with that. 

Some people aren't, which goes a long way towards explaining why a publication like Commercial Space is needed.

And that's why we'll also send you our weekly Commercial Space Jobs Report. Then you'll have the option of finding another place to work, should things go south with your present employer.

Perhaps your next boss will be more open to the idea of free speech and public advocacy.


Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 250 patrons
SWAGTASTIC!

Contributors at this level are showered in perks and gifts, including our Commercial Space blog branded coffee mug, a commercial space lapel pin and a Commercial Space t-shirt (but only if you specify your size).

Each item will come complete with the Commercial Space atomic red rocket pointing dramatically towards the eastern sky.


Pledge $40 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
You could be the next DEEP THROAT

At this level, along with receiving all the benefits from previous levels, you'll be invited to our monthly Commercial Space media event at an exclusive downtown Toronto restaurant. 

You'll have the opportunity to speak with Commercial Media staff and gossip (off the record, of course) about where the industry might really be going.

And for those who don't live in Toronto and can't make it to the event or else live in Toronto and are able to make it to the event but want the discount anyway, we'll discount 15% off our price list for services as listed on the Help Us Help You page.


Pledge $50 or more per month
1 of 10 patrons
You're DA BOSS!!!

Or at least our associate publisher. 

As long as you maintain your support at this level we'll back you up whenever you claim you're our associate publisher.

We'll even supply you with our standard word template to make your business cards. It features our ubiquitous Commercial Space atomic red atomic pointing dramatically towards the eastern sky.

Impress your family and friends. Great fun at parties!