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This Week in Space for Canada: October 3rd, 2009

This week in space for Canada is all about Canadian billionaire and Cirque du Soleil entrepreneur Guy Lalibert, his trip to the International Space Station and his upcoming presentation from the ISS on October 9th titled “Moving Stars and Earth for Water” which is part of his plan to raise awareness of water-related issues through the ONE DROP Foundation.

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Canada Celebrates 25 Year of Human Presence in Space

On October 5, 1984 astronaut Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space as he was aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on STS-41G. A quarter of a century later another 8 Canadians have flown into space for a total of 16 flights including the current mission by space participant Guy Lalibert. Canada’s newest astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David St-Jacques are undergoing training and have yet …

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This Week in Space for Canada: September 26th, 2009

No one in Canada wants an election, but Canadian political parties are presently going out of their way to hem, haw and pretend that one could potentially happen at any moment. One of the unintended side-effects of all this activity is a new appreciation that the development of a suitable Canadian scientific, social and business environment for industrial and aerospace focused activities is indeed an …

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Equinox at Saturn

While our planet is experiences equinox twice a year, the fall autumnal equinox being today, Saturn experiences equinox twice every 29.7 Earth years. That is the time it takes the Saturn to do one orbit around the sun. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was there to view this incredible show that has provided scientists an unprecedented view of this event last month.

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Telesat Nimiq 5 Launches Aboard Russian Proton Breeze M Rocket

Telesat saw its Nimiq 5 satellite launched today from pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Russian Proton Breeze M rocket. Nimiq 5 is a commercial communications satellite built by Space Systems/Loral for Telesat. Nimiq 5 will utilize 32 high-powered Ku-band transponders to deliver high definition and direct-to-home television services for EchoStar and the Dish Network in the United States.

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