Canada’s first link to space began with the launch of Alouette-1 in 1962. In the fifty-three years since that launch, that tenuous link has become an invisible, but comprehensive infrastructure that has a large impact on all Canadians day to day lives. The way we communicate across Canada and around the globe, from how we track and process financial transactions to how we monitor our natural resources and critical infrastructure, all have been impacted by the innovations of Canadian scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and the Government.
With this in mind, the Canadian Space Society has chosen “Innovation: Bringing Space Down to Earth” as the overall theme for this year’s Annual Summit in Vancouver. By discussing how space has been used to solve real everyday problems on Earth, we hope to broaden awareness of how much space impacts the lives of all Canadians.
The Canadian Space Society is announcing the Call for Papers for the Annual Summit and welcomes presentations under the nine thematic sessions described below. Consideration will be given for both general topics and technical papers as this year’s Summit will be running concurrent sessions for both space experts and for those who are interested in learning and discussing space and how it relates to their interests and disciplines.
Please send an abstract of your paper by clicking on the following link: The Canadian Space Society will be accepting abstracts until July 10, 2015. Papers will be selected by session chairs and authors will be notified by July 31, 2015. We look forward to reading your abstracts and seeing you at the Summit.
The CSS is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Zac Trolley as the Standing Session Chair, Education and Outreach.
On April 8th, 2015, as NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was passing over Mount Sharp, it captured this stunning photograph of the Curiosity Rover.
NASA's mission to Mars has been a long time in the making. In an attempt to further their efforts, NASA is now reaching out to the public to submit their designs for shelter, food, water, oxygen, communication and well-being of colony inhabitants. They are looking for technical submission which should include how the equipment or systems will be developed, tested, implemented and operated. There will be three prizes for top submissions from a total award pool of $15 000.
**The CSS is the Official National Coordinator for World Space Week in Canada**
We are looking for leaning-forward organizations and groups who wish to announce their intention to organize an event, big or small, during this special week. By registering below, you are just indicating your intention to organize or be part of an event - you can confirm and/or define your event later in the year. In fact, once your intentions are confirmed, we will direct you to the official World Space Week Association page for registration.
Registration Process: click on the 'Register' Button below. If it asks you to register, please follow this procedure: