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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.

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

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Canada has the largest national parks system in the world - 42 national parks. Visit: "Space in my Daily Life"

In Focus

Today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Mr. Sylvain Laporte has been appointed as the new President of the Canadian Space Agency.
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Visualisation of the polarisation of the Cosmic Microwave Background

When were the first stars born?

2015-02-05 - New maps from the Planck Space Telescope reveal that the stars are younger than previously thought - By studying records left behind by the most ancient light in the Universe, astronomers have discovered that the first stars began to shine approximately 550 million years after the Big Bang, restoring light to the dense, dark Universe. Continue reading about Planck Space Telescope new maps

Train Disaster

Lac-Mégantic Train Disaster

Natural Disasters

The disaster in Malawi

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.

Canadian Space Technology to Help Sick Children

Researchers at the SickKids Hospital Centre for Image-Guided Innovation & Therapeutic Intervention (CIGITI) in Toronto, Canada, turned to the technology behind Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's robotic handyman on the International Space Station, to build a new robot capable of performing delicate procedures on little patients more accurately and faster than a surgeon's hands. This new application of Canadian space technology is set to pave the way for new pediatric surgical tools that will make procedures safer and less invasive. The third version of the robot is currently being tested and shows promising applications for fetal, neurological, cardiac and urological surgeries. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency) More information about KidsArm

Canadian Space technology helps breast cancer patients

The Centre for Surgical Innovation and Invention turned to Canadarm technology to develop IGAR (Image-Guided Autonomous Robot), a promising platform offering one stop diagnosis and treatment for patients with a high risk of breast cancer. More information on Canadian Space technology

Keeping an eye on Earth

Capable of scanning the Earth at all times, day or night through any weather conditions, RADARSAT-2 has typically acquired more than 30,000 images a year since its launch in 2007. More information on RADARSAT-2

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