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Canada's Space Economy to be Featured at the Canadian Space Summit

This years Canadian Space Summit by the Canadian Space Society is once again being held in Ottawa between November 12-15 with the theme Canada's Space Economy.

CARAVEL: A Solar-Sail-Based Nanosatellite Mission to a Near-Earth Asteroid

CARAVEL: A Solar-Sail-Based Nanosatellite Mission to a Near-Earth Asteroid Video in Story

Kieran Carroll of Gedex and the UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory discussed the CARAVEL mission, a solar-sail-based nanosatellite mission to a near-earth asteroid at the 2012 Canadian Space Summit.


Future Applications of Submersible Microscopy for Earth Observation and Potential Jovian Missions

Future Applications of Submersible Microscopy for Earth Observation and Potential Jovian Missions Video in Story

Jay Nadeau of McGill University discussed submersible microscopy for microbial detection and classification at the 2012 Canadian Space Summit with the thought of future applications for earth observation and potential and Jovian satellites missions.


Emerging Concepts of Habitability on Mars

Emerging Concepts of Habitability on Mars Video in Story

Jack Mustard of Brown University discusses emerging concepts of habitability on Mars at the 2012 Canadian Space Summit.


Planetary Surface Exploration Using a Network of Reusable Paths

Planetary Surface Exploration Using a Network of Reusable Paths Video in Story

Braden Stenning of UTIAS discussed planetary surface exploration using a network of reusable paths, a paradigm for parallel science investigations at the 2012 Canadian Space Summit.


The Mars Methane Analogue Mission

The Mars Methane Analogue Mission Video in Story

Dr. Ed Cloutis of the University of Winnipeg discusses at the 2012 Canadian Space Summit the experience gained and new science results from the Mars methane analogue mission conducted in an abandoned asbestos mine in Quebec.


The Next Generation Canadarm Enabling Future Robotic Servicing Missions

The Next Generation Canadarm Enabling Future Robotic Servicing Missions Video in Story

Cameron Dickinson of MDA provided an overview of the Next Generation Canadarm Project at the 2012 Canadian Space Summit. He discussed the goal of enabling future robotic servicing missions.


The Canadian Space Agency and Space Debris

The Canadian Space Agency and Space Debris Video in Story

Michel Doyon provides an update on the space debris efforts of the Canadian Space Agency at the 2012 Canadian Space Summit.


Canada's Space Narrative 50 Year in Space

Canada's Space Narrative 50 Year in Space Video in Story

Manon Larocque of the Canadian Space Agency provides a high level view of Canada's first 50 years in space at the Canadian Space Summit.


Future Directions for the Canadian Space Community

Future Directions for the Canadian Space Community Video in Story

Dr. Gordon "Oz" Osinski moderated a panel on possible future directions for the Canadian Space Community. On the panel were Dr. Paul Sylvester, Memorial University, Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund, Space Policy Institute, Dr. Jack Mustard, Brown University and Dr. Chris Herd, University of Alberta.


Enabling Activities to Enhance Future Cooperative Space Exploration

Enabling Activities to Enhance Future Cooperative Space Exploration Video in Story

Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund of the Space Policy Institute in Washington discussed space policy and Canada's role as an international partner in space exploration at the 2012 Canadian Space Summit.


Space Concordia and the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge

Space Concordia and the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge Video in Story

Nick Sweet of Space Concordia describes his teams winning CubeSat entry and provides an insightful look into the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge at the 2012 Canadian Space Summit.


Lunar Rover Mobility

Lunar Rover Mobility Video in Story

Peter Visscher of Ontario Drive and Gear presented this talk titled "Critical Mobility Technologies to Enable Long Term Lunar Surface Activity" at the 2012 Canadian Space Summit. Peter's company has been funded by the Canadian Space Agency to work on lunar rover prototypes. NASA has expressed an interest in using one of Canada's lunar rovers for a future moon mission as part of a Canadian contribution.


An Overview of Canada's Participation in the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission

An Overview of Canada's Participation in the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission Video in Story

Dr. Ed Cloutis of the University of Manitoba, one of the scientific investigators, provides us with an overview of the OSIRIS-REx mission which will visit and sample asteroid 1999 RQ36.


Canadian Exploration Surface Mobility Prototypes

Canadian Exploration Surface Mobility Prototypes Video in Story

Cameron Dickinson of MDA provides an overview of Canada's investment in space exploration surface mobility including three rover types, three technology payloads and three science instruments at the Canadian Space Summit. The goal is to get some, if not all of them, flown on an international mission to the moon, Mars or an asteroid.


NASA Ames Director Pete Worden Talks Small Satellites

NASA Ames Director Pete Worden Talks Small Satellites Video in Story

Last week at the Canadian Space Summit Pete Worden was one of the invited keynote speakers. His topic was Small Satellites for Science and Other Uses and as an example: Earth Observation, promises and challenges. Among the technologies he discusses is the Interplanetary Internet and what the future might hold. The talk is about 30 minutes with a 12 minute question and answer session.


50 Years of Space Serving Canadians

50 Years of Space Serving Canadians Video in Story

At the 2012 Canadian Space Summit held last week at the University of Western Ontario in London this keynote highlighted Canada's 50 years in space. Perry Edmundson of COM DEV International with help from Dr. David Kendall of the Canadian Space Agency and Dr. Lucy Stojak of HEC Montreal put together this excellent presentation.


Harrison Schmitt Talks Commercial Moon and Mars

Harrison Schmitt Talks Commercial Moon and Mars

As a member of the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, former NASA Astronaut Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt was the last man to step onto the Moon. This week, Schmitt descended on Western University in London, Ont. to participate in the 2012 Canadian Space Summit.


2012 Canadian Space Summit Attracts Notable Speakers

2012 Canadian Space Summit Attracts Notable Speakers

This years Canadian Space Summit is being hosted by the University of Western Ontario's Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) and features a notable group of speakers, both Canadian and international.


Annual Canadian Space Summit to be held in London Ontario in November

Annual Canadian Space Summit to be held in London Ontario in November

The 2012 Canadian Space Summit will be held in London Ontario November 14-16 2012. This is the annual meeting of the Canadian Space Society. This year, the sponsor is the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) at the University of Western Ontario.


Canadian Space Summit 2011 Call for Papers

Canadian Space Summit 2011 Call for Papers

The Canadian Space Society has put out its first call for papers for the Canadian Space Summit 2011 being held in Calgary between November 16-18. This years theme is "Big Data from Space and Earth: Challenges and Opportunities".


Canadian Space Summit Public Event

Beginning at 7:30pm on Friday, November 19th at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa, the Canadian Space Summit opens its doors to the general public for its annual Canadian Space Summit public event.


Canadian Space Summit Takes Shape

Canadian Space Summit Takes Shape

The Canadian Space Summit is being held in Ottawa between November 19th through the 20th. It is an annual gathering of industry, academia, government, non-profit organizations, students and enthusiasts. This year's theme is "2010: A Canadian Space Odyssey". With over 35 speakers, an exhibit area and a free Friday night public discussion titled "Meet Canada's Space Industry" hosted by the CBC's Johanna Wagstaffe, it's sure to be a great summit.


Canadian Space Summit Call for Papers Extension

The Canadian Space Society has extended its deadline for submission of abstracts for the Canadian Space Summit to October 1st due to popular demand according to the Canadian Space Society. The Canadian Space Summit is a leading annual conference dedicated to Canadian space technology development and industry awareness. Special guests will includes Dr. Iain Christie, President of Neptec Inc., Col. Andre Dupuis, Director of Space Development for the Canadian Forces and Johanna Wagstaffe, CBC Meteorologist and host for this year's Canadian Space Summit public event.


Canadian Space Summit Call for Papers and Registration Opens

Recently the Canadian Space Society announced the Call for Papers for the upcoming Canadian Space Summit. The summit is an annual conference that brings together all elements of the Canadian space industry. The annual meeting is being held between November 19th through the 21st at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa. In addition to displays, booths, and activities, the centerpiece of the Summit are two days of paper sessions covering a wide variety of topics. Registration is open for the Summit.


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