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Canada's Space Program is Gradually Building Space Mission Operations Capability

At a nondescript building at Western University in London, Ontario in a makeshift “mission control”, a team of scientists and engineers are currently planning and then carrying out an analog Mars Sample Return mission. This isn’t just a computer simulation exercise, they’re using a real rover with actual instrumentation located at the Canadian Space Agency’s Mars Yard.

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A New Canadian Rocket Company Aims To Go Where None Before Have Succeeded

It might come as a surprise to most Canadians but Canada has never launched a rocket into orbit. Sure we were the third country in the world to build our own satellite, the Alouette, but it was launched by the U.S. on an American rocket. Sure we’ve sent astronauts into space, built the Canadarm, Canadarm2, Dextre, have satellites in orbit and even sent instruments to …

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