Euronews has published a report for the European Space Agency (ESA) on Canada's expertise in space robotics. "Robots are an essential companion to mankind in space, and many of the modern-day masters of these robots are to be found in Montreal, home to the Canadian Space Agency."
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will issue a call for Letters of Intent from post-secondary institutions later this month to develop a CubeSat. The intent is to have one CubeSat built in each province and territory and to have them launched.
The Canadian Space Agency has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a Terrestrial Snow Mass Mission concept study. The value of the contract is up to $400,000 with a deadline for proposals of August 18th at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
After passing over North America, a crew member aboard the International Space Station looked back at the coastline and took this photograph of one of the world's most famous bays. The image shows the upper 54 kilometers (33 miles) of the 220 kilometer-long (140 mile) Bay of Fundy, site of the highest vertical tidal range on the planet.
A team of students from Concordia University won the third Canadian Satellite Design Challenge (CSDC), the second time a team from Concordia has won the competition. The competition wrapped up just over a week ago at the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) David Florida Laboratory in Ottawa. Space Concordia, as they are known, also won the inaugural challenge in 2012.
With a new government in place that appears to be open to a new dialogue with the space community, there is an opportunity to influence Budget 2017. On June 3rd, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance launched its pre-budget consultation process. This consultation process is a direct opportunity for interested groups and individuals across the country to potentially influence the budget process.
This past weekend was the 50th anniversary of a three-day 1966 Apollo Lunar Landing Symposium (ALLMS) that took place in Houston the weekend of June 25-27, 1966. It was an important event in the Apollo missions timeline and including prominent Canadians. Now another Canadian, Randy Attwood, current Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, has found a home on the NASA Apollo Lunar Surface Journal website for material he and his colleagues have collected over the years, including audio, from that Symposium.
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.