This article originally appeared in the November 16, 2018 issue of Space News magazine. 

NorthStar Earth and Space announced  US $39.5 million  in funding for  the NorthStar, the world’s first comprehensive Earth and Space information services platform.  Strategic partners include the governments of Canada and Quebec, each with an investment of US $9.7 million; Telesystem Space;  and the Space Alliance, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), a partnership between European aerospace leaders Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio.