Tag Archives: University of Alberta

Podcast – The history of the James Webb Space Telescope

At Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, the finishing touches to the Ariane 5 fairing for the James Webb Space Telescope include the application of NASA, ESA and Canadian Space Agency logos and Webb insignia

In this episode of the Space Economy podcast, we have a special feature. This Friday, December 24th the James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to launch. Today’s podcast is a Future in Space Operations presentation from Dec. 15 with Robert Smith of the University of Alberta who discusses The Making of Megascience: The History of the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Mars Exploration with Chris Herd

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its Left Mastcam-Z camera. Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover's mast

In this episode of the Space Economy podcast we discuss Mars and the Perseverance rover, its helicopter, a future sample return mission and touches on In-Situ Resource Utilization. This is the sixth of ten episodes in our special series Doing Business in the Solar System hosted by Elizabeth Howell.

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CFI gives out $518 million to Canadian projects, including for space exploration

The Canadian Hydrogen Observatory and Radio-transient Detector

Earlier this month, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) disclosed $518 million of infrastructure funding it will give to universities across the country. Some of these projects have direct applications to space exploration, while others might be repurposed for astronauts and astronomy once the work becomes a little more advanced. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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Ex-Alta 1 Will be the First Satellite from Alberta to Launch Into Space Next Week

Ex-Alta 1 CubeSat

Next Monday, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket is scheduled to launch from Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida with the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA. The cargo will include the first ever satellite from Alberta, Experimental Albertan #1 or Ex-Alta 1, a CubeSat which …

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