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News Archive / Tagged: Canadian Space Agency

  • 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.

  • Canada renews ISS commitment, two more Canadian Astronauts to fly before 2024

    Sean CostelloJune 3rd, 2015

    Canadian Industry Minister James Moore was joined today by Canadian Space Agency (CSA ) Astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques as they together announced Canada’s commitment to fly two more Canadians to the International Space Station (ISS ) within the next decade. This recent announcement was heralded at an event which highlighted Canada’s aerospace efforts.

  • JWST facing increased schedule risk with significant work remaining

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 18th, 2014

    With just under 4 years until its planned launch in October 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project reports it remains on schedule and budget. However, technical challenges with JWST elements and major subsystems, have diminished the project’s overall schedule reserve and increased risk, says a new report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

  • Chris Hadfield’s ‘Space Oddity’ video removed from YouTube

    David DarlingMay 13th, 2014

    “Far above the world, Planet Earth is blue,” crooned everyone’s favorite singing spaceman, Chris Hadfield from his perch on the International Space Station (ISS). A year ago, while commander of the ISS, the Canadian covered David Bowie’s 1969 tune Space Oddity from an orbit more than 260 miles (420 kilometers) high. Now the Youtube video […]

  • Former astronaut Chris A. Hadfield to receive Space Communicator Award

    Press ReleaseFebruary 20th, 2014

    The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation has selected former Canadian Space Agency astronaut, author, and musician Chris A. Hadfield to receive the prestigious 2014 Space Communicator Award. 

  • Chris Hadfield Regretted Not Being Able To Make One Last Spacewalk

    Universe TodayOctober 15th, 2013

    Chris Hadfield loved spacewalking. That was clear in a past interview he did for Universe Today: