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2014-08-07 12:33:21

MONTREAL, Aug. 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Effigis Geo-Solutions Inc., a leader in Earth observation solutions, is proud to announce that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) granted it a half million dollars ($574,875) to set up innovative applications to build on Earth observation data. The contract granted to Effigis primarily concerns the development of methods for using RADARSAT-2 multi-polarization images and the monitoring of natural environments in Canada, based on their...

NASA Astronauts Work Undersea For The Future Of Space Missions
2014-06-10 14:57:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With frequent missions to space hampered by costs and logistics, NASA has developed the next best thing – a station at the bottom of the sea where astronauts can conduct activities that will inform future International Space Station and exploration missions. The program, called the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO), will once again send aquanauts to a man-made underwater habitat off the coast of Florida this summer,...

2014-05-05 16:24:05

This youth-powered initiative issues call for a new anthem TORONTO, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Music Monday, The Coalition for Music Education in Canada celebrated 10 years of this signature program with a live webcast connecting simultaneous events across Canada including a synchronized performance of the song I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) featuring former Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield and led by Maestro Bramwell Tovey of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra....

2014-04-28 16:22:22

RICHMOND, BC, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has received two contracts from the Canadian Space Agency to define critical technologies and assess potential contributions that Canada could make to future space exploration missions beyond low-Earth orbit. MDA will assess application of Canadian robotic technologies to potential missions such...

2014-04-28 12:22:00

BOULDER, Colo., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. today celebrates the eighth anniversary of on-orbit operations for the CloudSat and Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) Earth science satellites. The company designed and built the CloudSat spacecraft bus and the CALIPSO instrument that launched April 28, 2006 to join the constellation of spacecraft called the "A-Train," dedicated to studying the Earth's...

2014-04-24 12:27:04

TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Random House Canada is pleased to announce that it has acquired rights to publish a new book by former astronaut Chris Hadfield featuring photographs from the International Space Station. YOU ARE HERE: Around the World in 92 Minutes will be in bookstores this fall. Literary agent Rick Broadhead of Rick Broadhead and Associates completed the deal. "Chris Hadfield's new book shows us our home--our city, country, continent, our whole planet--from a unique...

2014-04-16 16:27:36

Canadian Celebrities lend their voices to encourage all Canadians to make a difference and register for the national sing-along and live web-cast in honour of the 10th Anniversary of Music Monday! TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - On Monday, May 5(th) Music Monday celebrates its 10(th) anniversary with a live webcast linking simultaneous cross Canada events in St. John's NL; Halifax Regional Municipality NS; Charlottetown, PEI; Toronto, ON; Winnipeg, MB; Edmonton, AB; Whitehorse,...

International Space Station Celebrates 15th Anniversary
2013-11-19 18:34:23

[ Watch the Video: International Space Station Turns 15 Today ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online November 20 marks the 15 year anniversary that nations united to build the most advanced space laboratory every created — the International Space Station (ISS). In November 1998, an autonomous Russian Proton rocket took up the first module of the space station, Zarya. This module, also known as the Functional Cargo Block, provided electrical power, storage,...


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