Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of Canadian Auroral Network for the OPEN Program Unified Study (CANOPUS)

Translation: Réseau auroral canadien pour le programme d'étude unifiée OPEN

Definition: Network of automatic data collection stations located in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, transmitting data by satellite telemetry to a central data analysis centre in Ottawa, by means of which the powerful effects of solar activity on the ionosphere and upper atmosphere can be observed with minimum delay and studied in a systematic manner.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None