The Ascension 2019 conference is being held at the University of Alberta! Alongside the Undergraduate Astronomy Society, AlbertaSat is proud to be hosting members of the Canadian space community from across the country from March 1-3, 2019. The annual conference, put on by Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) Canada, has a theme Read More

Join engineering undergraduate students and AlbertaSat members Katelyn Ball, Casia McLeod, Callie Lissina and Abby Lacson for the EMPFest Panel on “Women in STEM Fields” talk. Time: 4:00PM – 5:00PM Date: Wednesday, February 7th 2018 Location: CCIS 3-003   Katelyn Ball Katelyn Ball is a 4th year mechanical engineering co-op student from Vancouver, Canada and is Read More

By Collin Cupido, Charles Nokes, Tyler Hrynyk, and Dustin Nault 01:24 am, Mountain time,May 28, 2017.  AlbertaSat ground control established the first-ever two-way communication with Alberta’s first satellite, Ex-Alta 1, passing 411 km overhead, travelling at 7.7 km/s.  A handshake of monumental proportions, coinciding with a beautiful display of aurora overhead.  How fitting that our Read More

By Charles Nokes The Ex-Alta 1 cube satellite built by the University of Alberta’s AlbertaSat team was successfully deployed into low Earth orbit at 2:55:00 am mountain time from the International Space Station.  Team members watched a live stream of the deployment via webex, thanks to NASA and Nanoracks.     15 minutes later the team Read More

Ex-Alta 1 has been lounging around on the International Space Station ever since the Cygnus OA-7 arrived on April 22nd, enjoying its time with some absolutely exceptional astronauts. But as of tomorrow morning, Ex-Alta 1’s vacation on-board the Station is over and it will have to get to work. AlbertaSat has received word from the Read More

After launching from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral at 9:11:26 am MST April 18th on-board the Atlas V rocket, Ex-Alta 1 is now safely inside the International Space Station. Alberta’s first satellite arrived after a smooth four day ride onboard the S.S. John Glen Cygnus Spacecraft. The Cygnus was safely captured by astronauts Thomas Pesquet Read More

The Ex-Alta 1 cube satellite, the first made in Alberta satellite launched to the International Space Station on April 18, 2017 at 9:11:26 am MST on-board the Atlas V rocket.  4 days later it arrived at the International Space Station aboard the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft.  Stay tuned for more updates and follow Ex-Alta 1’s Read More

Ashley Hansen is a 4th year education student studying secondary education. Yes you read that right, she is an education student working with AlbertaSat. What a lot of people don’t realize, is that you don’t need to be specifically in engineering or a B.Sc to be a part of AlbertaSat. Ashley has become a big Read More

(Photo credit: Andy Kale, Univ. of Alberta) Ex-Alta 1 is currently in Florida awaiting launch to the International Space Station, aboard an Atlas V rocket.  Launch is scheduled for 11:11 am EDT, Tuesday April 18 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Click on the following links for more information: Videos (Credit Andy Kale and University of Alberta): Read More

The most exciting moment of my life happened on the 3rd of February during the presentation of Sylvain Laporte, the President of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). I was sitting at a table in the center of the room in my best (my only) suit watching Mr. Laporte like a hawk and trying to pick Read More

Supporting the Canadian Space Industry

Do you think Canada should play more of a role in the global space sector? Our industry is lagging behind the rest of the world, despite the many companies, universities, and research initiatives focused on space here in Canada. Check out this petition to the government of Canada to redevelop a modern space strategy in our country: