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Good news on the Satellite Canada Innovation Network!

Last month the Satellite Canada Innovation Network wasn't among those selected for the Superclusters Initiative. No matter, they're moving forward anyway.
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NASA Goddard posted 2 photos on Instagram.

NASA is launching the Robotic Refueling Mission 3 early next year! This mission will test tools, technologies and techniques to transfer and freeze cryogenic pr...opellant (e.g., liquid methane) and electric propellant (e.g., xenon) in orbit. Pictured is Senior Tools Engineer Matt Ashmore inspecting one of the tools to be used in the mission-- the Cryogen Servicing Tool.

Cryogen is used as a potent propellant or coolant to keep critical optical equipment cold and operational, and xenon is a highly efficient propellant used for solar electric propulsion. The ability to transfer and replenish both is critical to enabling long duration journeys to destinations like the Moon and Mars.

Read more: https://sspd.gsfc.nasa.gov/RRM3.html

Credit: NASA/Goddard/Chris Gunn

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The #CANRGX proposal submission deadline is fast approaching. Don't forget to send your proposal to us before November 17th - it's your unique chance to test y...our team's experiment in microgravity!

The Canadian Reduced Gravity Experiment Design Challenge is a competition that challenges post-secondary students from across Canada to design, build, and test a scientific experiment on board the National Research Council of Canada's (NRC) research aircraft, the Falcon 20. The aircraft has been modified for parabolic flight in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and two of your lucky team members would have the opportunity to fly as Mission Specialists.

We are excited to hear your ideas soon! Find more information about CAN-RGX by visiting seds.ca/can-rgx or emailing canrgx@seds.ca.

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Upcoming Star Talk just next door at UofT on Computer Vision on Mars

NOV29
Wed 7:10 PM ESTMcLennan Physical LaboratoriesToronto, ON, Canada
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Have you had your cup of coffee this morning? On the International Space Station, even the cup itself is engineered!

The Canadian Space Agency finally released the Announcement of Opportunity for the Canadian CubeSat Project!

http://asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/…/2017-canadian-cubesat-project.asp

Announcement of Opportunity – Canadian CubeSat Project
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Astronomers just announced that a neutron star collision was simultaneously detected via gravitational waves and light emissions!

This event occurred on August... 17 this summer but has just been declared to the public through research papers published today. The gravitational waves were detected at LIGO and Virgo a mere 1.7 seconds before the light from the collision. 70 observatories were involved and this culmination of data has confirmed that neutron stars produce gamma rays during impact.

This amazing, collaborative discovery is revolutionary for the field of astrophysics. Astronomical events of this calibre can be used to measure the rate of expansion of our universe, and it has confirmed many longstanding theories. Scientists are theorizing that the collision resulted in the formation of a black hole, and if so, it is the first observation of a black hole being created. Additionally, the discovery provides evidence for the long-held idea that neutron star collisions force out neutrons from atomic nuclei, thereby forming heavy elements such as platinum, uranium, and gold.

Watch this NASA animation depicting the collision below:

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Especially since last week's event where our 4 professionals from the space sector talked about professional associations and the importance of networking and keeping up to date with related news, our members have asked us many times about which professional organisations to follow and take part in. So we have built a shortlist of some organisations that are most relevant to us here in Canada:

*SpaceQ*
SpaceQ, the Canadian arm of SpaceRef, is an extremely professional news so...urce for all that is space. Led by Marc Boucher, it is always on point with current developments and leaves no stone unturned, with unprecedented journalism quality.
https://www.facebook.com/TheSpaceQ/
https://twitter.com/CanadaInSpace
https://spaceq.ca/

*CSCA - Canadian Space Commerce Association*
The CSCA is a Toronto-based, national organisation dedicated to advancing the interests of the space industry in Canada, with a focus on commercial space. They are involved in high-level policy-making and advocacy, and is an invaluable source of news and networking for its members. They are also hosting the SmallSat Symposium, the next one set for February in Toronto.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadianSpace/
https://twitter.com/CanadianSpace
https://spacecommerce.ca/

*CASI - Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute*
CASI is a member-oriented professional association across all the aeronautics AND space (aerospace) sectors in Canada. They connect aerospace professionals together and provide career advancement opportunities, including a mentorship program. They are also hosting the ASTRO conference, the next one set for May in Québec-city.
https://www.facebook.com/Canadian-Aeronautics-and-Space-In…/
https://twitter.com/CASInstitute
http://www.casi.ca/

*AIAC - Aerospace Industries Association of Canada*
AIAC is the voice of Canada's aerospace organisations, involved heavily in policy-making including lobbying. Its high-impact work deserves to be followed by those who care about the direction our aerospace industry and companies are heading.
https://twitter.com/AIAC_News
http://aiac.ca/

*AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics*
AIAA is a technically-oriented member-focused organisation with a plethora of conferences and a treasure trove of publications. And one that does not leave space out of aerospace: anything you can think of regarding space innovation has probably had a hundred scientific papers and conference panels on it through AIAA. As an engineer, you can't go without being a member.
https://www.facebook.com/AIAAfan
https://twitter.com/aiaa
http://www.aiaa.org/

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Hello space enthusiasts!

On October 10th, as a part of World Space Week, both CASI Ryerson and Ryerson Space Society are proud to present an opportunity to interact with industry professionals and peers.

From 6:00pm to 7:00pm Ryerson Space Society will be hosting a space panel discussing the changing environment in the space sector. How is NewSpace disrupting the industry? What opportunities lie ahead for us as we graduate?

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Followed by a debate, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
TOPIC: Pros and cons of space exploration.
The overall best argument will be given a reward! If you are interested in participating in the debate please fill out the following
Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/DKjJjm2thxA3VWHq1

We will also be joined by the following experts:
- Eric Choi, Senior Business Development Manager at Magellan Aerospace
- Josh Newman, Systems Engineer at Canadensys Aerospace Corporation
- Michelle Mendes, Executive Director of the Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) and Board Member of the Space Advisory Board
- Adam Trumpour, Concept Designer at Pratt & Whitney Canada and liquid rocket propulsion engineer

There will also be complimentary food and beverages. The event will be located at the Ryerson University Student Learning Centre (SLC508). Please bring your $2 registration fee to the CASI office (KHE040A).

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Spaceflight is celebrating 60 years today!!! From the food we eat to advanced healthcare equipment and of course the transmission of this very message, let's all celebrate the dedication of all those pioneering scientists and engineers whose work have and continue to improve the quality of life for billions across the globe! 🎉🎉🎉

The launch of Sputnik 60 years ago today on October 4, 1957 was a historical achievement which began the Space Age and triggered a string of events whose conseq...uences reverberate to this day. Today’s new post on Drew Ex Machina takes a close look at the history behind the Sputnik satellite and its 8K71PS launch vehicle.

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Scientific research, news and ponderings from the mind of Andrew LePage.
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Hello space enthusiasts!

On October 10th, as a part of World Space Week, both CASI Ryerson and Ryerson Space Society are proud to present an opportunity to interact with industry professionals and peers.

From 6:00pm to 7:00pm Ryerson Space Society will be hosting a space panel discussing the changing environment in space.

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Followed by a debate, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, on the basis of pros and cons of space exploration hosted by CASI Ryerson. The overall best argument will be given a reward! If you are interested in participating in the debate please fill out the following Google form:
https://goo.gl/forms/DKjJjm2thxA3VWHq1

We will also be joined by the following experts:
- Eric Choi, Senior Business Development Manager at Magellan Aerospace
- Josh Newman, Systems Engineer at Canadensys Aerospace Corporation
- Michelle Mendes, Executive Director of the Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) and Board Member of the Space Advisory Board
- Adam Trumpour, Concept Designer at Pratt & Whitney Canada and liquid rocket propulsion engineer

There will also be complimentary food and beverages. The event will be located at the Ryerson University Student Learning Centre (SLC508). Please bring your $2 registration fee to the CASI office (KHE040A).

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September 29

Hello Students,

On October 10th, as a part of World Space Week, both CASI Ryerson and Ryerson Space Society are proud to present an opportunity to interact with... industry professionals and peers.

From 6:00pm to 7:00pm Ryerson Space Society will be hosting a space panel discussing the changing environment in space.
Followed by a debate, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, on the basis of pros and cons of space exploration hosted by CASI Ryerson. The overall best argument will be given a reward! If you are interested in participating in the debate please fill out the following Google form:

https://goo.gl/forms/DKjJjm2thxA3VWHq1

We will also be joined by the following experts:
- Eric Choi, Senior Business Development Manager at Magellan Aerospace
- Josh Newman, Systems Engineer at Canadensys Aerospace Corporation
- Michelle Mendes, Executive Director of the Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) and Board Member of the Space Advisory Board
- Adam Trumpour, Concept Designer at Pratt & Whitney Canada and liquid rocket propulsion engineer

There will also be complimentary food and beverages. The event will be located at the Ryerson University Student Learning Centre (SLC508). Please bring your $2 registration fee to the CASI office (KHE040A).

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Wow! Not one but TWO space-related student competitions were just announced by SEDS-Canada!

*Satellites Around Mars: What Will It Take?*
About the challenge: outline a satellite communications network for exploration, colonization, and early development of Mars with a team of fellow university students. The challenge is in collaboration with Space & Satellite Professionals International, with prizes of $750, $500, and $250 awarded to the top three submissions. Register by Oct...ober 6th.
https://www.facebook.com/sedscanada/posts/1491248414296420

*The Canadian Stratospheric Balloon Experiment Design Challenge (CAN-SBX)*
About the challenge: design and test small scientific experiments to fly on board a High-Altitude Balloon. The challenge is in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency with many opportunities to interact with them from design to launch campaign. Register by October 13th.
https://www.facebook.com/sedscanada/posts/1495208133900448

Let us know of your interest in starting or joining a team at Ryerson! Send us an email to ryerson@seds.ca or join the discussion on our new discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/351452311980148/

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Solar System Social on the themes of Saturn, Pluto and the origins of life

SEP23
Sat 6:00 PM EDTBurdockToronto, ON, Canada
171 people interested

Star Talk hosted by our friends at the University of Toronto

SEP27
Wed 7:00 PM EDTLash Miller Chemical LaboratoriesToronto, ON, Canada
169 people interested

Goodbye Cassini, and thanks for all the science

Tomorrow will mark the end of Cassini's journey through the cosmos as it takes its final plunge into Saturn itself!

NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn has had a ...triumphant run and the orbiter has acquired hundreds of photos, magnetic and gravitational field measurements, and more to show for it. Check out Cassini's most revolutionary discoveries here: https://nasa.tumblr.com/…/cassini-spacecraft-top-discoveries

Now, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration welcomes you to tune in and witness the spacecraft's grand finale live starting tomorrow at 6:30am EDT on https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

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Our Cassini spacecraft has been exploring Saturn, its stunning rings and its strange and beautiful moons for more than a decade. Having expended almost every bit of the rocket propellant it carried to...
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On Friday, the Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn, and one of the most successful NASA/ESA missions of all time will come to an end.

But for now, today,... you can look at some — just some, given the total number — of my favorite images from this amazing machine.

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On Friday, September 15, 2017, the Cassini mission will come to an end. This has been one of the most successful space exploration ventures of all time. It launched in 1997, and took nearly seven years to get to Saturn. It entered orbit around the ringed world in 2004, and, well, everything we knew…
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The 5th Solar System Social is happening this Friday! On the menu: life on Mars, OSIRIS-REx, and lasers on Mars! Friday at 6 PM!