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Canada and Space
Transcript of Canada and Space
http://space-unit.wikispaces.com/Lesson+3+Canadian+Contributions Resources RADARSAT 2 RADARSAT 2 Launched in December 2007, Canada's next-generation commercial radar satellite offers powerful technical advancements that will enhance marine surveillance, ice monitoring, disaster management, environmental monitoring, resource management and mapping in Canada and around the world. RADARSAT 2 RADARSAT 1 RADARSAT 1 RADARSAT-1 is a Canadian-led project involving the Canadian federal government, the Canadian provinces, the United States, and the private sector. It provides useful information to both commercial and scientific users in such fields as disaster management, agriculture, cartography, hydrology, forestry, oceanography, ice studies and coastal monitoring. RADARSAT 1 -Radarsat 1
-Radarsat 2 – the Americans refused to launch Radarsat 2 for us because they thought it was a threat to their national security.
-The Russians launched it for us instead Canada’s Satellites Canadarm 2 – attached to the international space station in 2001 -Bryan Erb played a key role in developing Apollo's heat shield, and his contributions to the U.S. and Canadian space programs continue up to today's International space station.
-Six lunar modules, starting with Apollo 11's Eagle, landed on the Moon using legs that were made by Héroux Machine Parts Ltd. of Longueuil, Québec. These legs were left behind on the Moon with the descent stages of the lunar modules -Owen Maynard, a native of Sarnia, Ontario, was head of systems engineering in the Apollo Spacecraft Program Office.
-Maynard was the first person in NASA to start design work on the lunar module, and as head of systems engineering, he was responsible for integration and coordination of various spacecraft systems.
-He also drew up the plan of missions leading up to the first lunar landing on Apollo 11. -Jim Chamberlin, the leader of the Avro group, made major contributions to the U.S. Moon effort.
-Chamberlin was head of engineering in the Mercury Program, and then designed the Gemini spacecraft and served as Gemini's first program manager.
-He also played a key role in deciding how Apollo would go to the Moon.
-He served as an engineering troubleshooter for Apollo. -Canadians played an important role in Apollo.
-When the Canadian government cancelled the CF-105 Avro Arrow program in 1959, the U.S. space agency NASA hired 31 engineers from Avro Canada. Julie Payette George J. Klein – Inventor and Engineer of Canadarm Canada's first satellite was called Alouette. When Canada launched Alouette on September 29, 1962, Canada became the third country in the world to have a satellite in orbit, after the Soviet Union and the United States. First Satellite Canadian Firsts in Space. SPACE *Sunday Bjarni Tryggvason Canadarm 1 made its space debut on the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-2) on November 13, 1981. First Robotic Arm in Space Dave Williams Bob Thirsk Canada’s Astronauts Roberta Bondar in 1992 First Canadian Woman in Space -A delta-winged interceptor aircraft, designed and built by Avro Aircraft Limited in Malton,Ontario.
- The CF-105 held the promise of Mach 2 speeds at altitudes exceeding 50,000 ft. (15,000 m), and was intended to serve as the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) primary interceptor in the 1960s and beyond.
-Not long after the 1958 start of its flight test program, the development of the Arrow was abruptly and controversially halted before the project review had taken place.
-The Arrow's cancellation was announced on 20 February 1959. The day became known as "Black Friday" in the Canadian aviation industry The Avro Arrow -MOST is a suitcase-sized (65 cm x 65 cm x 30 cm, 60 kg) microsatellite designed to probe stars and extrasolar planets by measuring tiny light variations undetectable from Earth.
-This can be done with such a small telescope (15 cm aperture) thanks to new Canadian attitude control technology. Canada’s First Space Telescope Steve MacLean Chris Hadfield in 2001 First Canadian Spacewalk Marc Garneau
in 1984 First Canadian Man in Space