Canadian Satellite Design Challenge Announces Final List of Entrants

Geocentrix Technologies Ltd. of Vancouver has released the final list of entrants for Canada’s first Canadian Satellite Design Challenge. The primary objective of the Satellite Design Challenge is for teams of university students to design and build an operational small-satellite using commercially-available off-the-shelf components.

In total 13 universities have registered. The teams now have until late 2012 to complete the challenge. The first milestone is a Preliminary Design Review, where each teams initial design will be evaluated by a group of experienced engineers and scientists.
Universities entered include:
– Carleton University (Ottawa, ON)
– Concordia University (Montreal, QC)
– Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS)
– Queen’s University (Kingston, ON)
– Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston, ON)
– The University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)
– The University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)
– The University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)
– The University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK)
– The University of Victoria (Victoria, BC)
– The University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON)
– The University of Winnipeg (Winnipeg, MB)
– York University (Toronto, ON)
The Satellite Design Challenge aims to give participating students a soldi foundation in satellite design, project management and working a in an inter-disciplinary team environment, skills critical when they enter the work force.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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