First Canadian space telescope dedicated to detecting and tracking asteroids and satellites

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Uploaded on November 8, 2012

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First Canadian space telescope dedicated to detecting and tracking asteroids and satellites

2012-11-15 - Animation depicting NEOSSat's mission. Canada is currently building NEOSSat (the Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite), the world's first space telescope dedicated to detecting and tracking asteroids and satellites. Slated for launch in 2013, it will circle the globe every 100 minutes, scanning space near the Sun to pinpoint asteroids that may someday pass near our planet. NEOSSat will also sweep the skies in search of satellites and space debris as part of Canada's commitment to keeping orbital space safe for everyone.

(Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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