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, 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

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

  Corbin Cooper is a 5th year Mechanical Engineering Co-op student that joined AlbertaSat in September 2013. Corbin’s main goal has always been to one day become an astronaut, AlbertaSat became a way for him to gain experience in space missions. He was also intrigued by AlbertaSat’s ambitious goals in the industry, Corbin joined at 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

Today the summit kicked off with the Young Professionals’ Breakfast.  Participants had the opportunity to learn about opportunities for up and coming leaders in the space community and industry from four different “mentors”.  The mentors were Kate Howells (Planetary Society), Larry Reeves (CSDC, UrtheCast), Ian Christensen (Secure World Foundation, ISU 2007 SSP), and Dr. Cassandra 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: