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Canadian Space Exploration Workshop


  • Type: Workshop
  • Date: -
  • Duration: Approximately 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (ET).
  • Schedule overview
  • Location: This workshop will be fully virtual.
  • Language: French and English
  • Target audience: Scientific and technical communities, universities, industry, government.
  • Presenters :
    • Lisa Campbell, President of the Canadian Space Agency
    • A CSA astronaut
    • NASA and European Space Agency experts


This event brings together scientific and technical communities from academia, industry and government to discuss Canadian science priorities and Canada's future in space exploration.

Detailed description

The Government of Canada announced Exploration, Imagination, Innovation: A New Space Strategy for Canada on , with a major investment in the Lunar Gateway and a five year investment in the Lunar Exploration Acceleration Program.

This significant new dawn for Canadian space exploration occurs at the culmination of two decades of Canadian achievements in Planetary Science, Space Astronomy, and Astronaut Health research, where, notably:

The goal of this timely workshop is to develop a bold vision for the future of Space Exploration Science and Astronaut Health.

This will include a sustained vision for Canadian Planetary Science and Space Astronomy and prioritization of capabilities required for health research and health support/care and strategies for the development of improved countermeasures.

Join us in considering a vision for Canadian Planetary Science, Space Astronomy and Astronaut Health for the near term (), medium term (-), and to begin preparing for the exploration of deep space at the horizon! Pre-workshop ideas are being sought via a Call for Ideas in which:

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is committed to fostering a diverse and equitable Exploration community in Canada and seeks an inclusive workshop that enriches Canada's contribution to space exploration. We encourage diverse teams to participate.

Workshop format

The workshop is planned with consideration of the ten CSA Space Exploration Topical Teams that were recently selected and tasked to update the report "Canadian Space Exploration – Science and Space Health Priorities for Next Decade and Beyond" in the context of the CASCA Astronomy Long Range Plan, and the strategic horizon of . It will provide a forum for exploration program updates from CSA and other agencies.

It will also foster networking and exchange between Space Exploration Topical Teams, between science and industry, and amongst students and experienced members of the space exploration community. It will foster exchange in several ways:

While it is recognized how challenging networking and exchange remain in a virtual environment, the workshop will make use of virtual tools that aim to enhance the virtual experience.

Key dates

Details for key dates
Opening date Milestone Deadline
Call for ideas 11:59 PM (ET)
Registration and e-poster 11:59 PM (ET)
- Workshop N/A

Schedule overview

See the full program details

Schedule overview for June 14, 2022
Time Activity
11:00 AM to 12:45 PM (ET)


12:45 PM to 1:15 PM (ET)


1:15 PM to 2:15 PM (ET)


2:15 PM to 2:45 PM (ET)


2:45 PM to 4:00 PM (ET)

Breakout session

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (ET)

Eposter & networking

Schedule overview for June 15, 2022
Time Activity
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM (ET)

Report out

11:45 AM to 1:00 PM (ET)

Breakout session

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)

Pause / networking

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (ET)

Report out

2:45 PM to 4:00 PM (ET)

Breakout session

Schedule overview for June 16, 2022
Time Activity
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM (ET)

Report out

11:45 AM to 1:00 PM (ET)


Optional: continue Topical team work after each day's end by rejoining Zoom breakout rooms

Student e-poster session


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