Tag Archives: National Research Council

MDA wins $5.4 million contract for space station centrifuge

MicroPREP, a Canadian lab-on-a-chip technology being developed by MDA and Starfish Medical

MDA has teamed up with StarFish Medical to design and develop a centrifuge to be used with the MicroPREP lab-on-a-chip for use on the International Space Station. The $5.4 million contract is a result of a collaboration between the Canadian Space Agency and the National Research Council of Canada that began in 2014. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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Thirty Meter Telescope construction could be delayed until 2023

The Thirty Meter Telecope

This past weekend the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Advisory Committee (CATAC) updated its members on the status of the project. The news is not good as construction on the oft delayed project might now not start until 2023. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. …

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A Recap of the 2019 Canadian Space Summit

Opening day 3 sessions with Minh On and Ryan Anderson

The annual Canadian Space Summit was an opportunity for stakeholders to get together to learn the latest from their colleagues and in the case of this years conference, the public unveiling of a new government conceived SatCom consortium.

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SEDS Canada Reduced Gravity Experiment Flights Underway

NRC, SEDS Canada and CSA personnel with the Falcon 20 jet which will be used to perform the microgravity research.

Of the 21 university teams that entered the Canadian Reduced Gravity Experiment Design Challenge (CAN-RGX), four will get a chance to fly to their microgravity experiments today thanks to the collaboration between Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) Canada, the National Research Council and the Canadian Space Agency. 

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