On January 31, Tim Haltigin, Planetary Senior Mission Scientist at the Canadian Space Agency, will be at Brown Junior Public School to talk to 450 students about the Mars 2020 mission and the search for signs of past life on Mars.
Over the next few weeks, Canadian teams competing in Phase 2 of the Deep Space Food Challenge, a competition to develop new technologies to produce food for future space missions, will meet with members of the jury to present their prototypes.
The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite launched earlier this morning on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Equipped with innovative technology, this satellite will survey nearly all water on Earth’s surface for the first time. It will provide scientists with precise water level measurements on oceans and inland water bodies to help address the impacts of climate change and improve water management.
On December 15 at 6:46 a.m. ET, the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission is set to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Media representatives can watch live coverage of the launch on NASA TV starting at 6:00 a.m. ET.
Congratulations to NASA and ESA on the successful conclusion of the Artemis I mission. During this 25.5-day uncrewed test flight, the Space Launch System sent the Orion capsule and its European Service Module into lunar orbit. This flight is the result of many years of hard work by a dedicated team whose efforts have helped usher in a new era of deep-space exploration.
Countries from around the world are getting ready to go back to the Moon, and Canada is playing a major part in this inspiring new endeavour. This morning at 2:38 a.m. ET, two Canadian technologies launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, onboard the Japanese ispace Mission 1 to the Moon. Canadensys Aerospace Corporation (Canadensys) and Mission Control will test their cutting-edge technologies during this commercial mission, set to land on the Moon in spring 2023.
During the week of November 28, seven Canadian CubeSat Project teams are expected at the Canadian Space Agency to complete the final steps in preparation of their CubeSats for launch. This important milestone confirms that their miniature satellites are qualified to be launched into space and deployed from the International Space Station.
On November 22 at 3:54 p.m. ET, two CubeSats designed and built by Canadian students, LORIS from Dalhousie University and ORCASat from the University of Victoria, will launch to the International Space Station. These student teams were the first from the Canadian CubeSat Project to finalize preparations of their miniature satellites in June 2022 at the Canadian Space Agency, in advance of their journey to the ISS.
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced a $43M contract to Canadensys Aerospace Corporation, from Bolton, Ontario, and its industrial and academic partners to build the first Canadian lunar rover. Thanks to a close and ongoing collaboration between the Canadian Space Agency and NASA, the Canadian lunar rover will fly as part of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative and would land in the south polar region of the Moon as early as 2026.