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News Archive / Tagged: Canadian Space Agency

  • NASA’s $10B James Webb Space Telescope fully deployed in space

    Theresa CrossJanuary 9th, 2022

    Some two weeks after its Christmas Day launch, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope finished unfolding itself into its final configuration.

  • The James Webb Space Telescope finally launches into space

    Theresa CrossDecember 25th, 2021

    After 25 years of development, the James Webb Space Telescope has finally launched into space on a mission to look back farther in time than ever before.

  • International Space Station robotic arm struck by space debris

    Theresa CrossMay 31st, 2021

    During a routine inspection of the International Space Station on May 12, damage was discovered on the Canadarm2, a nearly 60-foot-long robotic arm on the station.

  • CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen speaks on Crew Dragon, Demo-2

    Sean CostelloMay 27th, 2020

    On the morning of SpaceX’s scheduled Demo-2 launch, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen shared his thoughts about the final test flight of Crew Dragon, and what it means to him.

  • Twelve features on asteroid Bennu get official names

    Laurel KornfeldMarch 24th, 2020

    Twelve surface features on the asteroid Bennu, imaged by NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) probe from orbit, have been officially named by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), which regulates the naming of celestial objects and their surface features.

  • Soyuz MS-11 trio returns to Earth after 7 months in space

    Derek RichardsonJune 25th, 2019

    Three International Space Station crew members returned to Earth in the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft, bringing an end to their 204-day mission.

  • Going back to Cali! SpaceX launches RADARSAT for Canadian Space Agency

    Jason RhianJune 12th, 2019

    LOMPOC, Calif. -- SpaceX successfully completed the company's second launch of 2019 from Vandenberg Air Force Base's Space Launch Complex 4 East in California. Today's flight continues pushing the company's busy 2019 flight manifest.

  • Canada joins NASA’s Lunar Gateway project

    Derek RichardsonMarch 1st, 2019

    Having partnered with the U.S. in its space ambitions for decades, Canada committed to continue that relationship by joining NASA's Lunar Gateway project.

  • Gallery: Soyuz FG rocket returns to service with MS-11 flight

    Jason RhianDecember 3rd, 2018

    BAIKONUR COSMODRONE, Kazkhstan. — A crew of three blasted off atop a Soyuz-FG rocket at 6:31 a.m. EST (11:31 GMT) on Dec. 3, 2018, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Nine minutes later, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques were in orbit.

  • NASA tests key system of $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope

    Jason RhianOctober 1st, 2018

    A program some 25 years in the making conducted an important test that should ensure that when the long-delayed mission is sent aloft - it will perform flawlessly. With this milestone complete, the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope edges closer to flight.

  • SpaceFlight Insider heading to Kazakhstan for Soyuz MS-09 launch coverage

    Derek RichardsonJune 1st, 2018

    Next week, three fresh crew members are set to launch to the International Space Station for a six-month stay as members of the Expedition 56/57 crews. A member the SpaceFlight Insider team is expected to be present in Kazakhstan to cover these events.

  • CSA announces new astronaut candidates

    Sean CostelloJuly 1st, 2017

    OTTAWA, Quebec — The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced big news on the 150th anniversary of the nation's Confederation: the next astronaut candidates that the space agency would prepare for trips beyond Earth's atmosphere. The announcement was made by Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on Parliament Hill, the nation's capital, during the Canada Day festivities.

  • ESA commits to ISS participation through 2024

    Derek RichardsonDecember 4th, 2016

    At a two-day meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, the European Space Agency’s 22 member states approved a commitment to extend European participation in the International Space Station (ISS) program to 2024. ESA is the final partner agency to do so.

  • David Saint-Jacques named next Canadian astronaut to fly to ISS

    Sean CostelloMay 16th, 2016

    OTTAWA, Ontario — Today, Navdeep Bains, Canada’s minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced the answer to a longstanding question: which of the two active Canadian astronauts would be next to fly a mission among the stars, performing research and representing Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station.

  • Mission Control Space Services receives contract from Canadian Space Agency

    Sean CostelloDecember 1st, 2015

    OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 30, 2015 -- During an evening reception held at the Ottawa offices of Mission Control Space Services, Inc., President and CEO Ewan Reid proudly confirmed receipt of their first technology development contract with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), marking an important milestone for the company.