Join the Canadian Space Society Vancouver chapter and Dr. Howard Trottier, Astronomy professor and director of Simon Fraser University Trottier Observatory, on April 12th between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm to celebrate Yuri's Night at the Trottier Observatory. Free event. Everyone's welcome. Register here
Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981.
March 14th, 2017 Halifax, NS – Dnipro, Ukraine
Maritime Launch Services (MLS) Ltd., established in Halifax, is pleased to announce it has committed to a launch site location following a study of prospective sites across North America. An exhaustive review was conducted which assessed 14 potential locations over the last year. The preferred site is located in the Guysborough Municipality near Canso and Hazel Hill in Nova Scotia, Canada and would host a commercial launch complex for the Cyclone 4M orbital launch vehicle from Ukraine. The criteria evaluated through the study included access to polar/sun synchronous orbit, very low population density, proximity to multimodal transportation, and interest from the community, province and government.
“Canada’s Next Space Generation” will speak to Canada’s future in space and provide a spotlight on the up-and-coming leaders of Canada’s space sector. By highlighting the next generation of industry leaders, space engineers, scientists, and astronauts, the CSS Summit will explore the changing nature of the global space industry and the evolving nature of how we incorporate space into our daily lives.
The 17th Annual Summit will provide a venue to discuss upcoming commercial space activities (e.g. space-mining), global trends (e.g. SmallSat constellations in Low-Earth Orbit) and future destinations that are being planned (i.e. Moon, Mars, and Asteroids). The key message of the Ottawa Summit will be, “Canadians are ready for take-off – from building new technologies, leading science missions, creating start-ups or innovative applications, Canadians will be there to push the limits of space”.
Discounts available for CSS Members and Students.