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Canada Space Agency to study solar winds in new international project

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will work for the first time with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on a new space science project: the Solar wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) mission. Both countries will work with the European Space Agency »

Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian university working with NASA towards Mars mission

NASA wants to send astronauts to Mars by about 2030. It is in the process of working out all the possible scenarios for such a mission by testing and analysing scenarios here on Earth that resemble as closely as possible »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadians start NASA astronaut school

As children across Canada and the US prepare to start back to school after the summer holidays, so too are a couple of very special Canadians. They are starting astronaut school this week at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, »

Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian satellites successfully launched from India

The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched two Canadian satellites last night from its Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, in southeastern India, said the Canadian Space Agency Wednesday. The launch vehicle delivered into the orbit Canada’s Maritime Monitoring and »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Looking into the secrets of black holes and supernovae

That’s one of the aspects of a new Japanese-led international space project called Astro-H. The new international probe uses five specialized x-rays and detectors to peer deep into monster black holes, and the traces of supernovae, gigantic explosions of stars »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society, Sports

Hockey helmets; not so safe?

It’s called the STAR system, an anacronym for Summation of Tests for the Analysis of Risk. It’s a sports helmet rating system  devised by the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech University in the USA. The five-star rating was in development »

Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian satellite RADARSAT-1 stops working more than 17 years after its launch

Developed and operated by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), RADARSAT-1 was a sophisticated satellite equipped with a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) instrument that could take images through clouds, and mapped crops, water, and the first complete mapping of Antarctica. Canada’s first earth observation »

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After 30 years of service, iconic space tool Canadarm goes home

After travelling 624 million kilometres since it was first used in 1981, the Canadarm has found a home at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. The permanent Canadarm display was unveiled Thursday (May 2) by Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore »