Launch Update: Canadian students' CubeSats are launching to space

Media advisory

NASA is targeting no earlier than , for the launch to the International Space Station with a backup opportunity on Saturday, .

Longueuil, Quebec,  — On , 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 (ISS). These student teams were the first from the Canadian CubeSat Project (CCP) to finalize preparations of their miniature satellites in at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), in advance of their journey to the ISS. Live coverage of the launch will air on NASA Live.

Under the CCP, 15 teams of students from each province and territory designed and built their own CubeSat with the guidance of CSA experts and representatives from the Canadian space industry. The second integration with CCP teams will take place at the CSA at the end of November. More information to follow.

Media representatives interested in talking to a CSA expert or the Canadian students may contact:

Canadian Space Agency expert and Canadian students
Expert Contact
Tony Pellerin
Canadian Space Agency
Manager, Space Science and Technology
Canadian Space Agency Media Relations Office
Alexander Dokjnas
University of Victoria
CubeSat: ORCASat
Arad Gharagozli
Dalhousie University
CubeSat: LORIS

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