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MOPITT 15th anniversary

December 18, 1999 marks the launch of Canadian instrument MOPITT (measurements of pollution in the troposphere) on board the satellite Terra.



AuroraMAX features live broadcast of the Northern Lights from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

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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Online Store Aeronautica

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"

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Bob Thirsk and the Arctic Medal - From Sea to space!

Former Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk visited the "Extreme Explorers – Sea to Space" display at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau on December 15, 2014. He answered questions from students and took a few pictures with the exhibit's Arctic Medal, which he brought with him aboard the International Space Station in 2009.

This exhibit (open until January 4, 2015) is a perfect fit for our astronaut. Veteran of two space flights, Bob also became the first Canadian astronaut to take part in a long duration expedition aboard the International Space Station, and he's an accomplished aquanaut, having participated in NASA's NEEMO 7 undersea mission in 2004.

The heads of agencies gathered for a photo

International Space Station Agency Heads Joint Statement

The Heads of the International Space Station (ISS) agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States conferred on November 4, 2014. Recognizing the full mission breadth of the ISS from research that benefits all of humanity…

Silver Collector coin

25th Anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency Celebrated on a Silver Collector Coin

On September 30, 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint proudly celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), with a unique silver collector coin featuring an achromatic hologram bringing the CSA's accomplishments to life.

Train Disaster

Lac-Mégantic Train Disaster

Natural Disasters

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 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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