Technology

Canadian LIDAR Technology

Laser technology has the image of being as futuristic as space travel itself, but lasers are being used for many purposes beyond their science fiction role as a weapon. And Canadian industry is taking a leading role in developing lasers for space applications.

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Next Generation Canadarms Unveiled at MacDonald Dettwiler Facility in Brampton

The next generation robotic arms to be used for future space missions were unveiled this morning at the MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates’ (MDA) facilities in Brampton, Ontario. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield joined other government, CSA and MDA representatives to make the announcement.

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The Canadian Space Agency and NASA Test Lunar Technologies

Neptec rover at KSC

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has been invited by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to test technologies and concepts for lunar exploration. The joint nine-day field test takes place starting this week in a volcanic area near Hilo, Hawaii. A Canadian built rover will test procedures which may ultimately prove that water can be obtained from lunar soil.

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Canadian Nanosatellite Workshop Report Released

CASI ASTRO 2012 Nanosatellite workshop final report

The final report form the First Canadian Nanosatellite Workshop recently held on April 23 in Quebec City has been released. Organized in conjunction with the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) ASTRO 2012 Conference the workshop was a result of a previous Canadian Space Agency workshop in 2010 which recommended the establishment of an annual Canadian forum on nanosatellite activities.

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