AlbertaSat is a group of students and faculty at the University of Alberta that have come together to design, build, test, launch and operate satellites. Our goal is to support a commercial space industry, global space culture, global space expansionism and global space education through our missions in space.
Beyond working with satellites, we strive to support a network of passionate individuals interested in space with which to collaborate and share experiences that are out of this world.
This is why we’re continuously growing our educational outreach program, developing open-source cubesat components, giving talks and working year-round to create made-in-Alberta satellites: because we want space to be known as an opportunity for endless exploration and discovery that anyone can reach for.
Currently in the works and set to launch in 2021, Ex-Alta 2 is the second project we will put into space. Its multispectral imaging payload will help us understand the increasingly far-reaching effects of wildfires on our lives.
Our first satellite, and the first ever made in our province. For 18 months, Ex-Alta 1 circled the globe collecting data for studying space weather.