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Astronaut David Saint-Jacques Heading to the International Space Station in 2018

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David Saint-Jacques headed to the ISS.

When the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development m-ade the announcement today as to which Canadian astronaut of Canada's two who would be going to space first, it came as no surprise.

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Video: Research on the International Space Station to Fight Cardiovascular Disease

Video: Research on the International Space Station to Fight Cardiovascular Disease Video in Story

Did you know that during a six-month space mission, an astronaut's cardiovascular system can age by up to 10 or 20 years? ESA astronaut Tim Peake will take part in the Canadian experiment Vascular Echo aboard the ISS that will examine changes in heart and blood vessels of astronauts in space.

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Canada Sets Its Gaze on the Deep-Space 'Horizon'

Canada Sets Its Gaze on the Deep-Space 'Horizon'

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is officially setting its gaze on the deep-space 'horizon' with a study that could lead to man-tended stations near the moon and Mars.

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Simulating Space on Earth to Help Protect Astronauts

Simulating Space on Earth to Help Protect Astronauts

Four new Canadian studies in the field of space health research have received funding from the Government of Canada to reduce health risks for astronauts on long-term missions. These experiments will simulate space conditions on Earth to investigate the physiological and psychosocial adaptation to space.

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Canadian Space Agency President Signals New Dialogue with Stakeholders

Canadian Space Agency President Signals New Dialogue with Stakeholders Video in Story

Speaking to a packed room of 200 stakeholders at the first Canadian SmallSat Symposium organized by the Canadian Space Commerce Association, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) President Sylvain Laporte signalled a new dialogue with stakeholders which is very much in tune with the openness of the new Liberal government.

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Neptec to Develop a New Advanced Space Vision System for the International Space Station

Neptec to Develop a New Advanced Space Vision System for the International Space Station Video in Story

In his first visit to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) as the new Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), the Honourable Navdeep Bains announced that the Government of Canada would be funding through the Canadian Space Agency a new advanced space vision system for the International Space Station (ISS) to be designed and developed by the Neptec Design Group Ltd. of Ottawa.

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Canadian Space Agency Releases the 2013 State of the Space Sector

Canadian Space Agency Releases the 2013 State of the Space Sector

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has released the 2013 State of the Space Sector report. This is the last report that will be using the current methodology. Starting next year the report will use an updated Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) methodology which the CSA contributed to.

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Neptec Awarded Phase A Contract for Space Station Dextre Deployable Vision System

Neptec Awarded Phase A Contract for Space Station Dextre Deployable Vision System

Neptec has been awarded a Phase A contract by the Canadian Space Agency to design a Dextre Deployable Vision System (DDVS) with the two-fold goal of providing increased inspection capability for the International Space Station (ISS) and to evolve Canada's capability space vision expertise for future space exploration opportunities.

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Canadarm2 Reaches Across The Night Skies of Earth

Canadarm2 Reaches Across The Night Skies of Earth

Canadarm2 is visible over an Earth mostly shrouded in darkness.

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The CSA Issues AO for the Space Technology Development Program for Industrial Capability Building Contribution

The CSA Issues AO for the Space Technology Development Program for Industrial Capability Building Contribution

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has released an announcement of opportunity (AO) for the Space Technology Development Program for Industrial Capability Building Contribution.

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Canadian Space Agency Issues RFP for Space Exploration Topical Teams

Canadian Space Agency Issues RFP for Space Exploration Topical Teams

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) today issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking bids from qualified organizations in order to form Topical Teams (TTs) with interest and expertise in the CSA's Space Exploration Science and Space Health Topics in nine specific subject areas, for the purpose of providing a report of updated community science priorities to CSA.

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The Government Invests $13.1 Million in 38 Space Technology Development Projects

The Government Invests $13.1 Million in 38 Space Technology Development Projects

This past Friday the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario) announced at the headquarters of COM DEV International that the government had selected 21 companies and 38 research and development projects to fund as part of the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) Space Technology Development Program (STDP).

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The Canadian Space Agency Looks to Develop 23 Priority Technologies

The Canadian Space Agency Looks to Develop 23 Priority Technologies

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has issued a notice of proposed procurement for 23 identified Priority Technologies (PT) through the Space Technology Development Program (STDP).

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Sylvain Laporte Named President of the Canadian Space Agency

Sylvain Laporte Named President of the Canadian Space Agency

The Prime Minister announced today that veteran public servant Sylvain Laporte has been named as President of the Canadian Space Agency. Mr. Laporte is currently the Commissioner of Patents and Registrar of Trade-marks, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Industry Canada. He will commence his new duties on March 9th.

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CSA Issues RFI Regarding Space-Based Automated Identification System Data Services

CSA Issues RFI Regarding Space-Based Automated Identification System Data Services

The Canadian Space Agency has issued a Request for Information (RFI - 9F013-140805/A) regarding Space-Based Automated Identification System (SB-AIS) data services.

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The Canadian Space Agency Solicits Proposals for a Canada-Israel Space Mission

The Canadian Space Agency Solicits Proposals for a Canada-Israel Space Mission

At the International Astronautical Congress held in Toronto last fall Canada and Israel signed an updated agreement on cooperation in space. This week the Canadian Space Agency released a request for proposals for a concept studies towards a Canada-Israel Space Mission (CISM).

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 KidsArm the First Image‑Guided Robotic Surgical Arm Undergoing Testing

KidsArm the First Image‑Guided Robotic Surgical Arm Undergoing Testing Video in Story

In a spinoff from the robotic technology developed by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) for the space program, a new robotic surgical tool, the KidsArm, is being tested for pediatric surgery at SickKids Hospital in Toronto.


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