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Canada to Launch 15 University Built Satellites by 2020

CubeSat deployment expedition 33

It is unprecedented and it’s about time. The announcement that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) had selected 15 university teams to participate in the Canadian CubeSat Project was made last Friday at the University of Manitoba by astronaut Jenni Sidey. The selected teams insure that there is representation from every province and territory. This is a national endeavour.

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Over Seven Years the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge has Engaged Hundreds of Students

Students from Simon Fraser University at TRIUMF in Vancouver for the radiation testing workshop

If I told you that over the course of the last seven years upwards of a thousand Canadian students had participated in developing CubeSat missions you might think this was a the result of a Canadian Space Agency (CSA) initiative. You would be wrong though. There was a time the CSA was interested in this, early this decade and before, but poor leadership in government, and to …

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