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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.



Swarm was designed to measure precisely the magnetic fields generated from Earth's core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere.

Launch of Cassiope

Launch of Cassiope

CASSIOPE is the first Canadian hybrid satellite to carry a dual mission in the fields of telecommunications and scientific research.

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Online Store

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.

A different take on the Lunar Eclipse with the Northern Lights

AuroraMAX's roving camera captured this footage on April 15, 2014, of the total eclipse of the Moon with aurora filling the sky. Watch the close-up video in the lower-right corner to see the Moon takes on an increasingly reddish hue as it approaches totality, the moment when Earth's shadow covers it completely. Compare this point of view with the movie of the same eclipse and aurora shot with a fish-eye lens at the AuroraMAX observatory, which captures the entire sky. (Credit: CSA/University of Calgary/Astronomy North)

For more information about AuroraMAX

In Focus

CSA's fleet of rovers

The Canadian Space Agency's Fleet of Rovers

In order to prepare Canada for the next steps in the international exploration of space, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has worked in collaboration with over 40 Canadian companies and universities to build a team of terrestrial rovers.

John H. Chapman

(Credit: National Research Council of Canada)

John H. Chapman Award of Excellence

Call for nomination (deadline: May 15, 2014)

The John H. Chapman Award of Excellence is a tribute to a renowned person whose vision for the development of space reflects Canada's values as much as its present and future needs.

Astroskin: Canada's Smart Shirt for Space

Astroskin is an autonomous medical monitoring system for astronauts, which consists of an intelligent garment for the upper body and a headband fitted with sensors, and associated software and technology that measure vital signs, sleep quality and activity level of the wearer.

International Space Station

Along with the United States, Russia, Europe and Japan, Canada is a partner in the International Space Station (ISS), an orbiting research laboratory. Since the first module of the Station was launched in 1998, the Station has circled the globe 16 times per day at 28,000 km/h at an altitude of about 370 km.

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.