The Canadian Space Agency funds Canadian scientists taking part in international planetary and astronomy missions

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded a total of $600,000 to seven researchers from five Canadian universities, to enable them to participate as co-investigators in international planetary and astronomy missions.

Planetary missions
Institution Co-Investigator International mission Scientific objective Funding over two years
Western University Dr. Livio Tornabene ESA's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Examine the surface of Mars, using the CaSSIS camera instrument $100,000
University of Winnipeg Dr. Ed Cloutis ESA's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Research dust in the Martian atmosphere, using the NOMAD instrument $100,000
University of British Columbia Dr. Catherine Johnson NASA's InSight Study magnetic signatures preserved in the Martian crust $99,488
Astronomy missions
Institution Co-Investigator International mission Scientific objective Funding over two years
University of British Columbia Dr. Jeremy Heyl NASA's Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer Develop models of emission from magnetars $100,000
University of British Columbia Dr. Douglas Scott ESA's Euclid Perform wide and deep surveys of the sky at visible and near-infrared wavelengths, with the goal of understanding the nature of dark energy $98,400
University of Waterloo Dr. William Percival ESA's Euclid $52,800
University of Victoria Dr. JJ Kavelaars NASA's New Horizons Conduct a search for distant Kuiper Belt objects $49,312

These grants were awarded following an Announcement of Opportunity (published in ) as part of the CSA's commitment to advancing scientific knowledge of the solar system and universe.

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