The Canadian Space Agency and the University of Calgary, along with other partners, announced that they will develop Canada's contribution to the Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) mission. The mission is a collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to study space weather, the phenomenon that causes the northern lights but can also cause disruptions and damage to technology.
On July 20, 2019, 50 years after the first historic steps on the Moon, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronauts David Saint-Jacques (at the Montreal Science Centre) and Robert Thirsk (at the Ontario Science Centre) will connect by video link to discuss the proud history and unfolding future of human space exploration. The discussion between David Saint-Jacques and Robert Thirsk will be broadcast at four other events in Canada, each hosted by a CSA astronaut.
Today the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, was at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) headquarters to welcome Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques during his first visit since returning to Earth.
On June 28, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques will answer questions from the media during a virtual conference, from Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. He will be accompanied by Dr. Raffi Kuyumjian, CSA flight surgeon and Natalie Hirsch, CSA exercise and nutrition specialist.
After 204 days aboard the International Space Station, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques returned to Earth with his crewmates, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko.
On June 19, 2019, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will participate in his last press conference in orbit before returning to Earth on June 24. He will be available to answer questions from media representatives.
Our digital economy depends on keeping data safe from hackers. Cybersecurity is a priority for the Government of Canada. The Canadian Space Agency's Quantum EncrYption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat) mission will test quantum technology that protects communications in space.