By Corbin Cooper AlbertaSat is always seeking new opportunities for innovation… and fundraising! In October and November this year, a unique prospect presented itself for the team through HeroX, a platform that promotes innovation and provides funds for the best innovators. This CubeSat Challenge was an opportunity for Icarus to shine. But what are these Read More

By Casia McLeod Taryn Haluza-DeLay is a 3rd year engineering physics student here at the U of A. In AlbertaSat, Taryn is  working in systems engineering but focusing mainly on the payload team. Taryn’s work in AlbertaSat first started before she started university. She got a summer job at the U of A, working in 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

By Casia McLeod AlbertaSat’s very own, John Grey, has been selected as a top 6 finalist in the 8th IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Antenna Design Contest. Applicants were asked to design and build an antenna, with a budget of $1500, for a CubeSat that enables high-performance communications with a ground station. The finalists Read More

By Casia McLeod “The lifetime of a black hole is longer than the lifetime of the universe. That’s super cool and I hope people read that and get inspired to study physics.” Darian Van Paridon is a 4th year Engineering Physics student here at the U of A. He is also AlbertaSat’s Systems Engineering co-lead. 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

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