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Monitoring surface waters from space to help address impacts of climate change

| Canadian Space Agency | news releases

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.

Hybrid media briefing: Canada's role in the SWOT mission

| Canadian Space Agency | media advisories

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.

Statement from Canadian Space Agency President Lisa Campbell on the successful completion of the Artemis I mission

| Canadian Space Agency | statements

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.

Canadian technologies on their way to the Moon

| Canadian Space Agency | news releases

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.

Second group of students prepare their CubeSats for launch

| Canadian Space Agency | media advisories

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.

Launch Update: Canadian students' CubeSats are launching to space

| Canadian Space Agency | media advisories

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.

First Canadian rover to set wheels on the Moon

| Canadian Space Agency | news releases

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.

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