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Indian Rocket Launches Canada's M3MSat and CLAIRE Satellites

Indian Rocket Launches Canada's M3MSat and CLAIRE Satellites

At 11:57 p.m. EDT (8:57 a.m. Indian local time) the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) PSLV-34 rocket with 20 satellites onboard flawlessly launched. It was a milestone mission for India as it continues to showcase its developing launch capability. Two Canadian small satellites, M3MSat and CLAIRE, were successfully launched as part of the secondary payload.



SpaceRef to Broadcast Live ISRO Launch of M3MSat and CLAIRE Satellites

SpaceRef to Broadcast Live ISRO Launch of M3MSat and CLAIRE Satellites

On Tuesday, June 21 2016 at 11:57 p.m. EDT (0357 UTC) the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-34) carrying 20 satellites. Two of those satellites are Canadian, M3MSat and GHGSat. You can watch the launch live on SpaceRef.

Natalie Panek - Inspiring Future Women in Science

Natalie Panek - Inspiring Future Women in Science

On Friday April 15, 2016 the Perimeter Institute hosted a half day conference on with the theme Inspiring Future Women in Science. One of those speakers was Natalie Panek, a Mission Systems Engineer from MDA Robotics.

National Defence Awards MDA Polar Epsilon 2 Contract

National Defence Awards MDA Polar Epsilon 2 Contract

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced today that National Defence had awarded a contract to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (MDA) to deliver the Polar Epsilon 2 system. The delayed project first issued a Request for Information in late 2013.

Canadian Space Agency Announces Call for Astronauts, First Since 2008

Canadian Space Agency Announces Call for Astronauts, First Since 2008

Today the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development announced that the Canadian Space Agency was once again looking for astronauts, the first call for astronauts since 2008. SpaceRef first reported this yesterday as the likely announcement.

National Defence Minister to Make Space-based Surveillance Announcement at MDA Headquarters

National Defence Minister to Make Space-based Surveillance Announcement at MDA Headquarters

The Department of National Defence just announced that Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will make an announcement tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. EDT (11:30 a.m. PDT) at MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. headquarters in Richmond, BC.

Canadian Greenhouse Gas and Air Quality Small Satellite CLAIRE Set for Launch

Canadian Greenhouse Gas and Air Quality Small Satellite CLAIRE Set for Launch

A Canadian demonstration small satellite, CLAIRE by GHGSat, is scheduled to launch on June 21 at 23:57 p.m. EDT (June 22, 03:57 GMT) on an Indian rocket as part of a secondary payload of smaller satellites to be launched. The primary payload is the Indian Cartosat 2C high-resolution earth observation developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Famed Photographer Alan Dyer Starts Kickstarter Campaign for Astrophotography Tutorial

Famed Photographer Alan Dyer Starts Kickstarter Campaign for Astrophotography Tutorial

Anyone interested in astronomy in Canada will eventually come across Alan Dyer and his work as an astrophotographer, planetarium show producer and media appearances. So when Dyer started a Kickstarter campaign a few days ago it's worth noting.

Is the Canadian Space Agency About to Announce a Call for Astronauts?

Is the Canadian Space Agency About to Announce a Call for Astronauts?

The Canadian Space Agency issued a press release this morning announcing an event tomorrow morning on the future of the Canadian astronaut program. There are two possible reasons that come to mind to start with.

What Were They Thinking? Bednar SpaceNews Opinion Piece Misses the Mark

What Were They Thinking? Bednar SpaceNews Opinion Piece Misses the Mark

I'm not sure why SpaceNews published the opinion piece After Orlando, NASA-UAE deal gives reason to ponder space partnerships of Danny Bednar, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at Western University, the day after the Orlando terror attack. I can only surmise it was to pull a Buzzfeed and post something controversial to attract readers. It worked.

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