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Canada's Contributions to Space Exploration
Transcript of Canada's Contributions to Space Exploration
The Canadian Space Agency
The Canadian Space Agency was established in 1989 with the mission to promote the peaceful use and development of space for the social and economic benefit of Canadians.Canada is the third country in the world, after Russia and the United States to design and build it's own satellite.With the launching of Anik A1 in 1972, Canada became the first country in the world to have a commercial geostationary communications satellite network.
What country or countries have participated in this project
The logo for the Canadian Space Agency.
Date: 1984 October 5
Date:1992 January 2
Were there ant significant individual people we should know about If so who
The Canadian Astronaut program was established in 1983, twelve Canadians have been selected to become astronauts.Curently there are four active Canadian astronauts.They are Ms.Julie Payette, Col.Chris Hadfield, Major Jeremy Hansen and Dr.David Saint Jacques.In February 2001, Dr.Marc Garneau was appointed Executive Vice President of the Canadian Space Agency, and became the Vice President of the CSA on November 22, 2001.
When did these missions take place
In 1962, the space age for the canada began with the launching of Alouette 1 at NASAs Facilities making Canada the third country in the world to have a spacecraft in orbit.
In 1972, the launch of Anik A-1 made Canada the fist country in the world to have its own domestic geostationary communications satellite network.
The Canada Centre for Remote Sensing was established.
In 1983, the Canadian Astronaut Program was estalished.
In 1989, the Canadian Space Agency was created.
In 1994, four Canadian astronauts simulated a space mission during which they conducted 22 International scientific experiments in a hyper baric chamber as a pat of their training.
In 1995 the Canadian Space Agency launched a satellite known as RadarSat.
RadarSat is a Canadian Satellite program involving the private sector, the Canadian provinces and the United States.Launched in 1995, this remote sensing satellite has a synthetic aperture radar a powerful microwave instrument that transmits and receive signals through clouds,fog,smoke and darkness and obtain high quality images of Earth in all weather.It is used to monitor and map renewable resources for the agriculture and forestry industries.Radarsat gathers data essential for more efficient resource management, ice,ocean and environmental monitoring Arctic and offshore surveillance.Although it is now an aging satellite it continues to perform in accordance with the original design specifications.
RadarSat Canadian Satellite
Alouette A1 was launched o a Thor-Agena B rocket at Vandenberg Force in California on an 80 degree inclination orbit at an altitude of 1000 km.It studies the ionosphere, the electrically charged layer of the upper atmosphere that can affect long distance radio transmission.
The Canadian Satellite
The Canadian research satellite
In1989, March 1st the creation of the Canadian Space Agency led to any important discoveries made by Canada.The Canadian Space Agency has contributed technology ,expertise and personnel to the world space effort, especially in collaboration with NASA and ESA.Some of the most notable Canadian technological contributions to space exploration include the Canadarm on the Space Shuttle as well as the Canadarm2.
What were some important discoveries they made
Were there any major technical problems or disasters experienced
It was predicted that the Alouette 1 would work for the next ten years and the Alouette 1 did work for the next ten years.The RadarSat was launched in 1995 and it stopped working on March 29 2013.
What is the lasting impact or legacy of these projects
There is a huge impact and legacy of the many projects carried out by Canada.With the launching of Anik A-1 in 1972, Canada became the first country in the world to have its own commercial satellite network.Canada launched a satellite known as Alouette 1 in 1962 with the help of NASA.Alouette 1 studies the ionosphere which is the electrically charged layer of the upper atmosphere that can affect long distance radio transmission.Canadas experience in space began with the launching the Alouette 1 in 1972.the Canadian Space Agency launched a satellite known as the RadarSat in 1995.The Radarsat is used to monitor and map renewable resources for the agriculture and forestry industries.This satellite gathers data essential for more efficient resource management, ice,ocean,environmental monitoring, Arctic and offshore surveillance.Although it is know an aging satellite, it continues to perform in accordance with the original design specifications.All in all,these projects have helped North America greatly, because they help transmit signals,monitor signals and surveillance.
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