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MDA to Begin Building LIDAR for OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission

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OSIRIS-REx samples asteroid Bennu.

Today at press conference at the Royal Ontario Museum Treasury Board President Tony Clement announced that MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) will begin building the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) for the 2016 mission.

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Canadian Space Agency and McGill University to host the 12th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space

Canadian Space Agency and McGill University to host the 12th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space

From June 17 to 19, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and McGill University will host the 12th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS 2014). The symposium will gather professionals from five space agencies worldwide who will share their latest research in the field of robotics.

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Canada from Space Educational Giant Floor Map Unveiled

Canada from Space Educational Giant Floor Map Unveiled Video in Story

A new "Canada from Space" map for educators is now available from a collaboration between the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS), the Canadian Space Agency and Canada's Aviation and Space Museum (CASM).

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Canadian Space Agency Astronaut David Saint-Jacques in Montreal

Canadian Space Agency Astronaut David Saint-Jacques in Montreal

On June 12 and 13, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut David Saint-Jacques will be in Montreal to meet with students, professionals and Montrealers. He will speak about his journey, what it takes to become an astronaut and will touch on life in space.

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Canada's Dextre Becomes the First Robot to Repair Itself in Space

Canada's Dextre Becomes the First Robot to Repair Itself in Space Video in Story

Over the next 7 days, Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) robotic handyman aboard the International Space Station (ISS), will perform the first robotic self-repair in space.

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Canada's Dextre installs OPALS on the International Space Station

Canada's Dextre installs OPALS on the International Space Station Video in Story

This computer-generated animation shows Dextre, the Canadian robotic handyman on board the International Space Station (ISS), retrieving OPALS (short for Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science) from inside the trunk of SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship, and installing it on the exterior of the ISS.

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CSA Releases Canada's Space Policy Framework Promotional Video

CSA Releases Canada's Space Policy Framework Promotional Video Video in Story

What is Canada's Future in Space? This promotional video provides remarks by Industry Minister James Moore and highlights of Canada's past accomplishments as Canada's new Space Policy Framework is outlined. Canada's new Space Policy Framework was released on February 7, 2014 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.

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Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Jeremy Hansen to Speak in Winnipeg

Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Jeremy Hansen to Speak in Winnipeg

This week, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba to meet with Canadian students. He will speak with them about his journey and what it takes to become an astronaut.

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XPAntarctik to Test Astroskin for the Canadian Space Agency

XPAntarctik to Test Astroskin for the Canadian Space Agency

XPAntarctik, a crew of six experienced explorers, leaves Canada today on the first leg of an unprecedented 45‑day expedition to Antarctica. During their expedition, the team will be testing Astroskin, a prototype "smart shirt" for space for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

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CSA Releases State of the Canadian Space Sector for 2012

CSA Releases State of the Canadian Space Sector for 2012

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has released its annual State of the Canadian Space Sector for 2012. The report, 24 pages in length, notes a decline in overall revenues of 4.5% from the previous year with total revenues coming in at $3.327 billion.

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The Harper Government Takes the Easy Path on Emerson Space Recommendations

The Harper Government Takes the Easy Path on Emerson Space Recommendations

A year after the independent Aerospace Review was released, the Harper government finally responded to the "Space" portion of the Review. The initial reaction by stakeholders is cautious and understandably so when reviewing the government's response.

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Canada's Washington Space Affairs Office

Canada's Washington Space Affairs Office

The space sector has come a long way in the fifty-plus years since Sputnik and Explorer and Alouette.

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Canadian Space Pioneer Dr. Philip Lapp Passes Away

Canadian Space Pioneer Dr. Philip Lapp Passes Away

Dr. Philip Lapp one of Canada's earliest and influential space pioneers has passed away at the age of 85 after a long illness.

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After Years in Storage CASSIOPE Satellite Set for Launch (Updated)

After Years in Storage CASSIOPE Satellite Set for Launch (Updated) Video in Story

I bet you didn't know that if you drove onto the West Island of Montreal via the Trans-Canada Highway, that in a nondescript building at MDA's Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue office, on the north side of the highway, was a $140 million satellite securely stored and awaiting its mission the last few years.

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CSA Releases Satellite Image of Lac-Mégantic Disaster Area

CSA Releases Satellite Image of Lac-Mégantic Disaster Area

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has releases a high-resolution image of the Lac-Mégantic train wreck that was obtained from CNES, the French space agency. The image taken on July 13th is from the Pléiades satellite.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 to Launch RADARSAT Constellation Mission in 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 to Launch RADARSAT Constellation Mission in 2018

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) has contracted SpaceX to launch Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), which consists of three satellites, on a Falcon 9 rocket sometime in 2018.

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CSA: Prepping of a Balloon Launch

CSA: Prepping of a Balloon Launch Video in Story

This video provided by the Canadian Space Agency demonstrates the different steps involved in the preparation of a stratospheric balloon launch. The images were filmed at the Timmins Stratospheric Balloon Base, in Ontario, Canada.


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