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25th anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency

25th anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency

March 1: 25th anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency. Our accomplishments have fuelled a flourishing space industry and inspired our nation.

Canada's Space Policy Framework

Canada's Space Policy Framework

Learn more on this comprehensive approach to Canada's future in space.



Swarm was designed to measure precisely the magnetic fields generated from Earth's core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere.

Launch of Cassiope

Launch of Cassiope

CASSIOPE is the first Canadian hybrid satellite to carry a dual mission in the fields of telecommunications and scientific research.

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Online Store

Online Store Aeronautica

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum becomes the authorized supplier of Canadian Space Agency products. Visit the AERONAUTICA boutique to see what is available.

Total eclipse of the Moon amidst the aurora borealis

On April 15, 2014, the AuroraMAX online observatory captured this time-lapse video of the lunar eclipse with the dance of the northern lights near Yellowknife, NWT, Canada. As the bright full Moon wanes, Mars becomes increasingly visible to the upper right of the Moon.

For more information about AuroraMAX

In Focus

John H. Chapman

(Credit: National Research Council of Canada)

John H. Chapman Award of Excellence

Call for nomination (deadline: May 15, 2014)

Astroskin: Canada's Smart Shirt for Space

Astroskin is an autonomous medical monitoring system for astronauts, which consists of an intelligent garment for the upper body and a headband fitted with sensors, and associated software and technology that measure vital signs, sleep quality and activity level of the wearer.

International Space Station

Along with the United States, Russia, Europe and Japan, Canada is a partner in the International Space Station (ISS), an orbiting research laboratory. Since the first module of the Station was launched in 1998, the Station has circled the globe 16 times per day at 28,000 km/h at an altitude of about 370 km.

Train Disaster

Lac-Mégantic Train Disaster

Natural Disasters

Floods in Alberta

This animation produced from RADARSAT-2 data captured in June 2013, shows the maximum (in red) and minimum extent of the flooding in the High River region in Alberta.