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The Canadian Space Agency Looks to Develop Two Priority Technologies with up to $2M in Contracts

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is looking to develop and advance two Priority Technologies (PT); Integral field Spectroscopy for Near Infrared (NIR) Wide Field Imaging (PT1) and Radiometric Calibration System for Large Astronomical Focal Plane (PT2), and is offering two contracts valued up to at $1.4 million for PT1 and $600,000 for PT2.

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ESA Euronews: Canada's Robot Masters

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.”

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NASA Earth Observatory: Bay of Fundy

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.

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Concordia University wins satellite challenge but will their satellite ever fly?

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.

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The Canadian Space Community Has an Opportunity to Influence the 2017 Federal Budget

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.

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Preserved 1966 Apollo Lunar Landing Symposium Material by Canadian Finds Home on NASA Website

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 …

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