SpaceQ is creating a website, newsletter and a podcast.
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SpaceQ is the only independent Canadian media company reporting on the space sector full-time. We tell the stories that matter.
Please Note: All figures in USD
With your support the SpaceQ Team can do more and grow.


March 1, 2018 – It’s been just over a year since we started SpaceQ. We’ve accomplished a lot in that time including publishing over 200 original articles, launching our successful podcast and creating our unique Short Cuts newsletter which is widely read across the country and internationally.

Recently at the Canadian SmallSat Symposium, we told the participants that they we would be providing you, our readers, a way to support us, voluntarily, if you like what we do, and want to see us keep doing it.

SpaceQ like other media outlets needs the support of its audience so that is can provide news and analysis every day on our website, our podcast and this newsletter.

Media companies rely on advertising, subscriptions, and sometimes other revenue generating streams.

At SpaceQ we’ve just started with advertising. And we really appreciate our initial advertisers like MDA and Penguin Books. But in 2018, frankly, advertising doesn’t pay all the bills.

We believe that SpaceQ fills a need in Canada that no one else is doing. That is, covering the space sector on a full time basis.

We could put up a paywall. But that would defeat one of our main objectives. And that is provide open access and to grow our reach in Canada, and globally, so that people come to understand the value and importance the space sector has on their daily lives.

So we won’t put up a paywall
.

Instead we’re asking you to become patrons of SpaceQ. If you like what we do, we ask you to support us by selecting one of the monthly support levels.

We’ve set some target goals. That includes raising enough funds to hire freelance writers more often and eventually hire full time reporters and a webmaster.

For the last year I’ve not drawn a salary from SpaceQ. And what advertising support we’ve had to date, has gone to pay our monthly expenses and to our writers. While you can contribute at any time, we will be campaigning throughout the month of March.

I hope you see the value in what we do, and support us.

Marc Boucher
Founder
Rewards
Pledge $2 or more per month
$2 or more per month
Thank you for becoming a patron. Your pledge helps to keep SpaceQ publishing.
Pledge $4 or more per month
$4 or more per month
You've taken an important step in supporting SpaceQ as providers of independent journalism for Canada's space sector, something that is really needed. 

Rewards
  • You'll be added to our Patreon only monthly subscriber newsletter
  • We will thank you by name on an episode of our podcast show (if you want us to).
Bookmarks - Pledge $7 or more per month
$7 or more per month
Supporting us at this level will help us expand our news coverage by allowing us to hire quality writers.

Rewards
  • You'll be added to our Patreon only monthly subscriber newsletter.
  • We will thank you by name on an episode of our podcast show (if you want us to).
  • You'll receive two SpaceQ bookmarks.
The Mug! Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month
Support at this level will go a long way in helping us sustain SpaceQ as we add more journalists and new podcast shows.

Rewards
  • You'll be added to our Patreon only monthly subscriber newsletter.
  • We will thank you by name on an episode of our podcast show (if you want us to).
  • You'll receive two SpaceQ bookmarks.
  • You'll receive the SpaceQ mug!
Pledge $15 or more per month
$15 or more per month
Support at this level will suggests you are a strong and lifelong supporter of the space community and believe in making sure more people know about and understand why space is important to everyone.

Rewards
  • You'll be added to our Patreon only monthly subscriber newsletter.
  • We will thank you by name on an episode of our podcast show (if you want us to).
  • You'll receive two SpaceQ bookmarks.
  • You'll receive the SpaceQ mug!
Alouette - Pledge $40 or more per month (minimum 1 year pledge)
$40 or more per month
Support us at this level and you're a pioneer in our minds. We can't thank you enough. How about lunch or dinner?


Rewards

  • You'll be added to our Patreon only monthly subscriber newsletter.
  • We will thank you by name on an episode of our podcast show (if you want us to).
  • You'll receive two SpaceQ bookmarks.
  • You'll receive the SpaceQ mug!
  • Join Marc Boucher and a possibly a special guest(s) for lunch or dinner. 
Goals
34% complete
Our basic infrastructure costs are covered and SpaceQ moves forward.
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SpaceQ is the only independent Canadian media company reporting on the space sector full-time. We tell the stories that matter.
Please Note: All figures in USD
With your support the SpaceQ Team can do more and grow.


March 1, 2018 – It’s been just over a year since we started SpaceQ. We’ve accomplished a lot in that time including publishing over 200 original articles, launching our successful podcast and creating our unique Short Cuts newsletter which is widely read across the country and internationally.

Recently at the Canadian SmallSat Symposium, we told the participants that they we would be providing you, our readers, a way to support us, voluntarily, if you like what we do, and want to see us keep doing it.

SpaceQ like other media outlets needs the support of its audience so that is can provide news and analysis every day on our website, our podcast and this newsletter.

Media companies rely on advertising, subscriptions, and sometimes other revenue generating streams.

At SpaceQ we’ve just started with advertising. And we really appreciate our initial advertisers like MDA and Penguin Books. But in 2018, frankly, advertising doesn’t pay all the bills.

We believe that SpaceQ fills a need in Canada that no one else is doing. That is, covering the space sector on a full time basis.

We could put up a paywall. But that would defeat one of our main objectives. And that is provide open access and to grow our reach in Canada, and globally, so that people come to understand the value and importance the space sector has on their daily lives.

So we won’t put up a paywall
.

Instead we’re asking you to become patrons of SpaceQ. If you like what we do, we ask you to support us by selecting one of the monthly support levels.

We’ve set some target goals. That includes raising enough funds to hire freelance writers more often and eventually hire full time reporters and a webmaster.

For the last year I’ve not drawn a salary from SpaceQ. And what advertising support we’ve had to date, has gone to pay our monthly expenses and to our writers. While you can contribute at any time, we will be campaigning throughout the month of March.

I hope you see the value in what we do, and support us.

Marc Boucher
Founder

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Rewards
Pledge $2 or more per month
$2 or more per month
Thank you for becoming a patron. Your pledge helps to keep SpaceQ publishing.
Pledge $4 or more per month
$4 or more per month
You've taken an important step in supporting SpaceQ as providers of independent journalism for Canada's space sector, something that is really needed. 

Rewards
  • You'll be added to our Patreon only monthly subscriber newsletter
  • We will thank you by name on an episode of our podcast show (if you want us to).
Bookmarks - Pledge $7 or more per month
$7 or more per month
Supporting us at this level will help us expand our news coverage by allowing us to hire quality writers.

Rewards
  • You'll be added to our Patreon only monthly subscriber newsletter.
  • We will thank you by name on an episode of our podcast show (if you want us to).
  • You'll receive two SpaceQ bookmarks.
The Mug! Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month
Support at this level will go a long way in helping us sustain SpaceQ as we add more journalists and new podcast shows.

Rewards
  • You'll be added to our Patreon only monthly subscriber newsletter.
  • We will thank you by name on an episode of our podcast show (if you want us to).
  • You'll receive two SpaceQ bookmarks.
  • You'll receive the SpaceQ mug!
Pledge $15 or more per month
$15 or more per month
Support at this level will suggests you are a strong and lifelong supporter of the space community and believe in making sure more people know about and understand why space is important to everyone.

Rewards
  • You'll be added to our Patreon only monthly subscriber newsletter.
  • We will thank you by name on an episode of our podcast show (if you want us to).
  • You'll receive two SpaceQ bookmarks.
  • You'll receive the SpaceQ mug!
Alouette - Pledge $40 or more per month (minimum 1 year pledge)
$40 or more per month
Support us at this level and you're a pioneer in our minds. We can't thank you enough. How about lunch or dinner?


Rewards

  • You'll be added to our Patreon only monthly subscriber newsletter.
  • We will thank you by name on an episode of our podcast show (if you want us to).
  • You'll receive two SpaceQ bookmarks.
  • You'll receive the SpaceQ mug!
  • Join Marc Boucher and a possibly a special guest(s) for lunch or dinner.