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

(Photo credit: Andy Kale, University 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

Tyler Hrynyk is a 4th year Mechanical Engineering student here at the U of A and is also AlbertaSat’s Ex Alta-2 Project Manager. Tyler joined AlbertaSat in September 2013, in his first week and first year of engineering. He heard about it in the ENGG 100 talk and was intrigued by space and the idea Read More

Katelyn Ball is a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student that joined AlbertaSat in her second year of engineering. She originally learned about AlbertaSat in her ENGG 100 class and knew right away that she wanted to join, but it wasn’t until 2nd year that she actually did it. It was Katie’s interest in working with Read More

John Grey is a 4th year Engineering Physics student who joined AlbertaSat after his second year when he heard about it through his friend, Charles Nokes. His interest in the group started with the thought that space is neat, and he didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to put something in space. John started Read More

Callie Lissinna is a 2nd year Mechanical Engineering student that joined AlbertaSat in September of her first year of engineering when she saw their booth at the ENGG Expo. Her decision to join came from the interest that she’s had since she was young and she was reminded of that interest when she saw AlbertaSat’s Read More

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