Tag Archives: Canadian Space Agency

The CSA is Interested in Hosting a Sub-surface Ice Sounder on NASA's NeMO Orbiter

The Canadian Space Agency issued a request for proposals (RFP) today with the aim of determining the feasibility of a sub-surface ice sounder as a hosted payload on NASA’s Next Mars Orbiter (NeMO) which is a concept mission that could be headed to Mars in 2022. Earlier this year NASA held an industry day to talk about this conceptual mission. NASA Watch obtained a copy …

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Up to 100 Candidates Selected for the next Canadian Astronaut Recruitment Phase

Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Candidates as of November 2016

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will shortly finish notifying up to 100 candidates out of the 3,772 who had originally applied, that they’ve made it to the next round. The lucky “100” will continue on in their quest in trying to become one of two astronauts selected next summer. While the CSA released information yesterday saying it had identified 163 qualified candidates available for the …

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University of Calgary Researchers Partner with the Canadian Space Agency on ISS Health Experiment

Funding for University of Calgary researcher Giuseppe Iaria's Wayfinding project was announced on Wednesday by the Canadian Space Agency. Pictured with Iaria, at right, are Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, centre, and grad student Ford Burles, a member of the Wayfinding team. Credit: Riley Brandt, University of Calgary.

Anyone who has watched a science fiction movie about travelling in space knows that the weightless environment of microgravity on a space ship affects your ability to navigate and orient yourself. But in real life, the impact of microgravity on an astronaut’s brain both in space and after returning to earth has received very little scientific attention.

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Innovation, Collaboration, Workforce Change Highlight Laporte's First Head of Agencies Panel at the 67th International Astronautical Congress

The International Astronautical Congress is the pre-eminent international meeting of the year for the global space community. Global leaders from national space agencies, commercial companies, engineers, scientists, and student gather together to take the pulse of the community and to do business. This year, the 67th International Astronautical Congress was held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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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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