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

(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

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