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Beyond Orbit: A Canadian Space Exploration and Development Institute

Interest in space exploration among the peoples of Canada and the world has never been greater. The United States and Russia have long been dominant in this frontier, but today Europe, China, Japan and India are pursuing their aspirations in space. Canada was the third nation in space, and the first to put a commercial satellite in geosynchronous orbit. We are leaders in satellite and …

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Canadian Space Agency Hosts the 3rd Canadian Space Exploration Workshop

Between May 24-26 the Canadian Space Agency will host the 3rd Canadian Space Exploration workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to a develop a vision for Canadian involvement in national and international space exploration missions and to identify the key technologies required in order to successfully achieve these scientific goals. SpaceRef Canada is proud to be one of the sponsors of this event. If …

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Canadian History Made with First Spacewalk a Success

Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian to perform a spacewalk today. With NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski, now an honorary Canadian, they installed an Ultra High Frequency (UHF) antenna and moved the Canadarm2, which is still on its pallet, onto the International Space Station (ISS). The spacewalk lasted nearly seven hours with hardly any problems. Hadfield experienced some minor eye irritation and by the end of …

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Canada Charts New Space Exploration Course

Last week the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) outlined to industry, academia, and advocacy groups its vision of Canada’s role in future space exploration. The event was The Second Canadian Space Exploration Workshop held in Calgary, Alberta. It now appears that the Canadian Government is determined to be recognized as a space player. The CSA has been newly manadated by the Canadian Government to develop space …

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