The Canadian Space Agency hosts Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology webinars tomorrow

CSA FAST Program. Credit: Canadian Space Agency.

The Canadian Space Agency will hosts seven webinars starting tomorrow in support of its Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) program.

The audience for these webinars are researchers from Canadian postsecondary institutions “who are conducting research projects related to space science and technology and who may be interested in applying for funding under the FAST program in the future.”

The CSA says the topics of the presentations will include:

  • Overview of the research platform;
  • Costs of using the platform;
  • Process for accessing the platform;
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using this type of platform for research;
  • Examples of research that has already been conducted, or can be conducted using this type of platform; and,
  • Research communities that may be interested in this type of platform.

The CSA also notes: All webinars will be presented in English, however presentation materials (including Q&A) will be prepared in both official languages and CSA employees will be available to answer questions in French. For presentation topics marked with an asterisk (*), please indicate in your registration form (or by responding to this e-mail) whether you are interested in attending a French presentation at a later date.

Date and TimeTopicPresenter
August 6, 2020
1:00PM – 2:00PM EDT
Capability Demonstration Initiative and Research Platforms Overview*
[Register here]
Sid Saraf
Canadian Space Agency
August 7, 2020
1:00PM – 2:00PM EDT
Parabolic Flights: NRC’s Falcon 20*
[Register here]
Derek Gowanlock
National Research Council
August 10, 2020
1:00PM – 2:00PM EDT
Stratospheric Balloons*
[Register here]
Philippe Vincent
Canadian Space Agency
August 11, 2020
1:00PM – 2:00PM EDT
Suborbital Rockets: Blue Origin’s New Shepard
[Register here]
Erika Wagner
Blue Origin

Andrea Yip
Luna Design and Innovation
August 12, 2020
1:00PM – 2:00PM EDT
Analogue terrains and rovers*
[Register here]
David Shaffer and Sid Saraf
Canadian Space Agency
August 13, 2020
1:00PM – 2:00PM EDT
International Space Station (ISS) facility: Nanoracks
[Register here]
Ajeeth Ibrahim
August 14, 2020
1:00PM – 2:00PM EDT
[Register here]
Darian von Paridon
Innovative Solutions in Space (ISIS)

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