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ISS Robotic Refueling Mission Problematic for MDA

As the space shuttle program came to an end the final mission of Atlantis to the International Space Station (ISS) delivered the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) platform which in November will be used to demonstrate and test tools, technologies, and techniques needed to robotically refuel satellites in space. And while the project is a joint effort between NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) the …

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First Canadian Aerospace Summit

Date: November 2-3, 2011. Location: Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Ontario. Web Site: http://www.aiac.ca/ About: The Aerospace Industries Associations of Canada is hosting the First Canadian Aerospace Summit in Ottawa.

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Atlantis Heads Home for the Last Time

Early Tuesday morning Atlantis undocked from the International Space Station, the last time an orbiter will do that. On Thursday morning at 5:56 a.m EDT Atlantis will land at the Kennedy Space Center marking the end of an era, the Space Shuttle era.

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Benefits of James Webb Space Telescope Could be Lost for Canadian Scientists

On July 6th The US House Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2012 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill which includes NASA funding. Under the Science budget line item was the note “The bill terminates funding for the James Webb Space Telescope, which is billions of dollars over budget and plagued by poor management.” If the James Webb Space Telescope funding were to be terminated it …

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