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  • December 04, 2018 8:33 AM | Todd Legault (Administrator)
    Conference Opportunities for Sponsored Students

    ESA Education will provide sponsorship to a select few university students to support their participation in conferences. The selection is competitive, and clear priority will be given to students whose abstracts have been accepted by the conference organizers and who have not been sponsored by ESA before.

    Please click here for current opportunities.

  • November 26, 2018 8:49 AM | Todd Legault (Administrator)

    January 21–25, 2019

    The Canada-Norway Student Sounding Rocket (CaNoRock) exchange program is a partnership between the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Saskatchewan, the Royal Military College, the University of Oslo and the Andøya Space Center in Norway.

    Undergraduate students spend a week on site at the Andøya Space Center, gaining hands-on experience in sounding rocket and payload instrument design.

    For more information please attend our upcoming information session in DICE 7-395 at 12:00–13:00 on FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2018.

    Places are limited and undergraduates must apply through ISSET to be considered for the program.

    To apply please send your resume, an up-to-date, unofficial transcript from beartracks, and a one (1) page essay on why you should be considered for the CaNoRock program to isset@ualberta.ca

    Selection Criteria:

    • GPA
    • Career ambitions in space
    • Related projects & experience
    • Demonstrated Leadership and Teamwork
    • Presentation, ability to represent the university, compliance with application requirements
    • Short-listed candidates may be interviewed before final selection

    Applications must be submitted by email by 23:59:59 on Friday November 30, 2018.

    This program is undertaken with the financial support of the Canadian Space Agency. This funding covers all costs of the program (including travel, food, accommodation and range fees) except for registration with the University of Oslo. 

  • November 20, 2018 10:20 AM | April Duffy (Administrator)

    Canada is a nation founded by explorers. As a child, I enjoyed reading stories of our Indigenous Peoples, the Vikings, La Vérendrye, Sir Alexander Mackenzie and others. Their exploits are vital threads of Canada’s national fabric; their personality traits – vision, perseverance, courage – distinguished early Canadians from other world citizens. Their ambition inspired me, as did John F. Kennedy, who declared that we explore space “not because it is easy, but because it is hard.”

    Read More by Robert Thirsk - Ottawa Citizen

  • November 09, 2018 10:34 AM | Todd Legault (Administrator)

    “ABB Canada is very proud of its involvement with GOSAT-2," according to Quebec PQ based ABB Canada Space and Defense systems director Marc-Andre Soucy, who talked with this blog on Thursday morning.

    The TANSO-FTS, also known as the GOSAT interferometer subsystemSoucy and company have reason to be proud of their contribution to the second Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT-2), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) next generation satellite designed to monitor greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere.

    Read the full article on The Commercial Space Blog by Chuck Black

  • November 06, 2018 10:11 AM | Todd Legault (Administrator)
    Designed for high accuracy measurement of carbon dioxide and methane concentrations globally, the new satellite is expected to double greenhouse gas readings per day over its GOSAT-1 predecessor.

    The Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite-2 (GOSAT-2) was launched on October 29, 2018 from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, Japan. The satellite carries an interferometer developed and manufac-tured by ABB in Quebec City, Canada. This same ABB technology is used on the ground for continuous emissions monitoring from industrial sources.

    GOSAT-2 rendering Mitsubishi Electric CorporationThe GOSAT-2 orbits the earth 15 times a day at an altitude of 613 km. Over a 6-day period, the satellite undertakes a complete mapping of the globe, taking over 100,000 precise measurements of the total methane, water vapor, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere. These greenhouse gases (GHG) and vapor prevent the earth from effectively radiating heat into deep space thus resulting in an increase in global surface tempera-ture.

    “ABB is very proud of its involvement in the development of GOSAT-2. This second satellite relies on the heritage of GOSAT-1, a highly successful satellite in orbit since 2009. ABB has provided technologies for the Japanese space program for over 20 years, and contributed to several other high profile space misions like JPSS, NPP, Meteosat, IASI, SciSat, MetImage and more. All these contribute to a better understanding of our planet, and help overcome climate change challenges” said Marc-Andre Soucy, Space and Defense Systems Director at ABB Measurement & Analytics Business Unit.

    For the GOSAT-2 mission, over 50 ABB experts were involved in the design and manufacturing of the payload. The contract was awarded to ABB by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, acting as the primary equipment supplier for this successor mission. GOSAT-2 was jointly developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the National Institute for Environmental Studies, and the Ministry of Environment.

    ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, in-dustrial auto-mation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Con-tinuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitaliza-tion with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating indus-tries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB oper-ates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

    ABB has a strong history in Canada, and the company continues to expand and localize its offerings for customers. With its Canadian corporate headquarters in Montreal, ABB operates close to 50 facilities and employs approximately 4,000 people across Canada.


    For more information please contact:

    Media Relations

    Nancy Rochette

    Phone: +1 581-628-2211

    Email: nancy.c.rochette@ca.abb.com

    ABB inc

    3400, rue Pierre-Ardouin

    Québec, Qc G1P 0B2


    View this press release on ABB's website

  • September 18, 2018 8:21 AM | Todd Legault (Administrator)

    On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, MDA’s Mike Greenley (Group President) and Holly Johnson (President’s Business Manager) will launch the Canadian Club of Ottawa’s fall season, with a speech entitled “Securing Canada's Place in Space”. The luncheon will take place in the Château Laurier – Ballroom.

    Finally, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute will hold a conference on Tuesday, October 16th entitled, "Ready for Launch: Preparing Canada for a Future in Space". 


    Feel free to share this information with colleagues and friends, and also follow the campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share via the hashtag #DontLetGoCanada.

  • September 18, 2018 8:11 AM | Todd Legault (Administrator)

    In Canada, we celebrate our differences, embrace our vibrant cultural mosaic, and try to take care of each other.

    And we’re (usually) pretty low key about our achievements. But, did you know Canada was the 3rd country in space, the 1st to have a satellite telecommunications system, and 1st to have an operational and commercially-focused radar remote sensing system? And today, thanks to that 60-year legacy, Canada is a world leader in satellite communications, Earth observation, space robotics (go Canadarm!), space science, optics and sensors. Canada has had more astronauts go to space than any other country except the US and Russia (and our astronauts are way cooler too).

    View the webpage for more

  • July 16, 2018 8:33 AM | Todd Legault (Administrator)

    (L to R) Harry Kowal, Geoff Languedoc, Jacques Giroux

    Mr. Geoffrey Languedoc, Executive Director of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, is pleased to announce the results of the election of senior executives of the Institute for the 2018-2020 term.

    Dr. Jacques Giroux has been elected President. Jacques Giroux is Business Development Manager for Space and Defence Systems in ABB’s Measurements and Analytics Business Unit located in Québec City, Canada. This business unit is part of ABB Inc., a Canadian corporate member of the ABB group that operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

    Dr. Giroux obtained a BSc degree in Physics from Laval University in Quebec City. He earned his MSc and PhD degrees in Nuclear Physics also at Laval University, followed by post-doctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Germany, under an NSERC (Canada) fellowship.

    Dr. Harry J. Kowal has been elected Vice President. Dr. Kowal is Principal of the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Kowal recently retired from the Canadian Forces with the rank of Brigadier-General. Harry Kowal also serves as the Senior Academic Advisor to the Commander of the Canadian Defence Academy and is considered the senior academic in the Department of National Defence.

    His educational background includes a BEng and Masters of Defence Studies from RMC; an MA in Strategic Studies from Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia; and MSc and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tennessee Space Institute.

    Dr. Ian Fejtek becomes Past President, while Dr. Iain Christie steps down from his previous position as Past President.

    For more information contact the headquarters of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute at (613) 591-8787.

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