Selected teams

Led by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the Canadian CubeSat Project (CCP) offers post-secondary institutions from each province and territory the opportunity for their students to take part in a real space mission by designing, building, launching, and operating their own miniature satellite, called a CubeSat.

Following an open competitive process (an Announcement of Opportunity):

The teams will operate their satellites and conduct scientific experiments and/or validate the performance of their on-board technology from space according to the objectives of their respective missions, which could last up to 12 months.

Mission objectives and collaborators

Alberta

University of Alberta (Edmonton)

Ex-Alta 2

Themes: Space weather, Earth observation and environment

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British Columbia

University of Victoria (Victoria)

ORCA2Sat: Optical and radio calibration of atmospheric attenuation CubeSat

Theme: Space science and technology

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Manitoba

University of Manitoba (Winnipeg)

Manitoba SAT-1

Themes: Astronomy, geology

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New Brunswick

University of New Brunswick (Fredericton)

CubeSat NB: High-precision Satellite Positioning and Imaging

Themes: Space weather, meteorology

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John's)

Killick-1: a GNSS Reflectometry CubeSat for measuring sea ice thickness and extent

Themes: Earth observation, climate change, environment

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Northwest Territories

Aurora Research Institute of Aurora College (Inuvik)

AuroraSat

Themes: Community outreach, Indigenous culture

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Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University (Halifax)

Dalhousie University CubeSat (DUCS)

Theme: Space technology

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Ontario and Nunavut

Western University (London, ON) in partnership with Nunavut Arctic College (Iqaluit, NU)

Western University - Nunavut Arctic College CubeSat Project

Themes: Space exploration, Earth observation, climate change, environment, educational outreach

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Ontario

McMaster University (Hamilton)

NEUDOSE: a CubeSat mission for dosimetry of charged and neutral particles

Theme: Space exploration/radiation

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Ontario

York University (Toronto)

Educational Space Science and Engineering CubeSat Experiment (ESSENCE)

Themes: Earth observation, climate change, environment, radiation

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Prince Edward Island

University of Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)

SpudNik-1: a CubeSat-based high-resolution imaging system for precision agriculture

Themes: Earth observation, smart agriculture, environment

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Quebec

Concordia University (Montreal)

SC-ODIN (Space Concordia's Orbital Dust Imaging Nanosat)

Themes: Earth observation, climate change, space technology

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Quebec

Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke)

QMSat: magnétomètre quantique à diamant pour nanosatellites

Themes: Space weather, communications system

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Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon)

IDRSat

Theme: Space technology

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Yukon

Yukon College (Whitehorse)

YukonSat

Themes: Space weather, community outreach, STEM promotion

The project will focus on promoting STEM and engage the community through 3 main initiatives:

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