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Ascension 2021: Building Your Future in Space

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· Networking
Day 1: Registration & Networking 🤝
Time for participants to log in to the platform
2021-02-26T17:00:00Z 2021-02-26T18:00:00Z America/New_York Day+1%3A+Registration+%26+Networking+%F0%9F%A4%9D https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Day 1: Welcome, Opening Remarks & Virtual Conference Info 🎙️
Chimira Andres arsalan syed
2021-02-26T18:00:00Z 2021-02-26T18:15:00Z America/New_York Day+1%3A+Welcome%2C+Opening+Remarks+%26+Virtual+Conference+Info+%F0%9F%8E%99%EF%B8%8F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Day 1: Opening Keynote - Our Place in Space
Speaker #1: Your Place in Space (Vinita Marwaha Madill) Moderator: Ishan Acharya
Vinita Marwaha Madill
2021-02-26T18:15:00Z 2021-02-26T18:45:00Z America/New_York Day+1%3A+Opening+Keynote+-+Our+Place+in+Space https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 1: 15-Minute Coffee Break ☕
2021-02-26T18:45:00Z 2021-02-26T19:00:00Z America/New_York Day+1%3A+15-Minute+Coffee+Break+%E2%98%95 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Day 1: Panel #1 - A 360 View of the Canadian Space Industry
Canada is going to the moon! What does the Canadian government's support for Space tell us about the local and international Space industry?
Clinton  Senkow Chris Kitzan Bhairavi  Shankar Marc Boucher Michel Wander Shawna Pandya
2021-02-26T19:00:00Z 2021-02-26T20:00:00Z America/New_York Day+1%3A+Panel+%231+-+A+360+View+of+the+Canadian+Space+Industry https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Day 1: Closing Remarks & Announcements 🎙️
Twinkle Mehta Daniil Lisus
2021-02-26T20:00:00Z 2021-02-26T20:15:00Z America/New_York Day+1%3A+Closing+Remarks+%26+Announcements+%F0%9F%8E%99%EF%B8%8F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 1: SEDS-Canada Social 🚀 (Virtual Networking)
2021-02-26T20:15:00Z 2021-02-26T21:00:00Z America/New_York Day+1%3A+SEDS-Canada+Social+%F0%9F%9A%80+%28Virtual+Networking%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 2: Registration & Networking 🤝
Time for participants to log in to the platform
2021-02-27T11:15:00Z 2021-02-27T11:30:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+Registration+%26+Networking+%F0%9F%A4%9D https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Day 2: Welcome, Opening Remarks & Information 🎙️
Twinkle Mehta SEDS | Ishan Acharya
2021-02-27T11:30:00Z 2021-02-27T11:45:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+Welcome%2C+Opening+Remarks+%26+Information+%F0%9F%8E%99%EF%B8%8F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Day 2: Opening Keynote - MOU Announcement
SEDS-Canada and Zenith Canada Pathways Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Announcement
Tahir Merali
2021-02-27T11:45:00Z 2021-02-27T12:00:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+Opening+Keynote+-+MOU+Announcement https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Day 2: Panel #2 - Entrepreneurship In Space
Fueled by innovation and growing at a rapid pace, it’s an exciting time to be a young professional looking to delve into the space field.
Lucy Stojak Ryan Anderson Kevin Stadnyk Bachar Elzein SEDS | Ishan Acharya
2021-02-27T12:00:00Z 2021-02-27T13:00:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+Panel+%232+-+Entrepreneurship+In+Space https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 2: 15-Minute Coffee Break ☕
2021-02-27T13:00:00Z 2021-02-27T13:15:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+15-Minute+Coffee+Break+%E2%98%95 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Day 2: Speaker Series #1 - From Astronaut Training to Resource Prospecting: Opportunities for Canada as We Prepare to Return to the Moon
Speaker: Dr. Gordon "Oz" Osinski
Gordon Osinski
2021-02-27T13:15:00Z 2021-02-27T14:00:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+Speaker+Series+%231+-+From+Astronaut+Training+to+Resource+Prospecting%3A+Opportunities+for+Canada+as+We+Prepare+to+Return+to+the+Moon https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 2: Speaker Series #1 - Self-replicating Machines to the Moon, Mars and Beyond to the Stars
Speaker: Dr. Alex Ellery
Alex Ellery
2021-02-27T13:15:00Z 2021-02-27T14:00:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+Speaker+Series+%231+-+Self-replicating+Machines+to+the+Moon%2C+Mars+and+Beyond+to+the+Stars https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 2: 15-Minute Coffee Break ☕
2021-02-27T14:00:00Z 2021-02-27T14:15:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+15-Minute+Coffee+Break+%E2%98%95%09 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 2: 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Student Competition 🏆
The Three Minute Thesis® competition is a speaking event & opportunity for students to present and showcase their ongoing work!
arsalan syed
2021-02-27T14:15:00Z 2021-02-27T15:00:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+3-Minute+Thesis+%283MT%29+Student+Competition+%F0%9F%8F%86 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Day 2: Networking & Industry Expo 🌎
Multiple space companies and student teams to network with!
2021-02-27T15:00:00Z 2021-02-27T17:00:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A++Networking+%26+Industry+Expo+%F0%9F%8C%8E https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Day 2: Speaker Series #2 - Nutritional Countermeasures to Optimize Astronaut Health in Space
Speaker: Dr. Roxy Fournier
Roxy Fournier
2021-02-27T17:00:00Z 2021-02-27T17:45:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+Speaker+Series+%232+-+Nutritional+Countermeasures+to+Optimize+Astronaut+Health+in+Space https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Day 2: Speaker Series #2 - Stars, Galaxies, and Dark Matter: How Astrostatistics Helps Us Understand the Universe
Speaker: Dr. Gwendolyn Eadie
Gwendolyn Eadie
2021-02-27T17:00:00Z 2021-02-27T17:45:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+Speaker+Series+%232+-+Stars%2C+Galaxies%2C+and+Dark+Matter%3A+How+Astrostatistics+Helps+Us+Understand+the+Universe https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 2: 15-Minute Coffee Break ☕
2021-02-27T17:45:00Z 2021-02-27T18:00:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+15-Minute+Coffee+Break+%E2%98%95 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Day 2: Speaker Series #3 - Seeing the Big Picture: Why You Should Care About Space-Based Earth Observation
Speaker: Taryn Tomlinson
Taryn Tomlinson
2021-02-27T18:00:00Z 2021-02-27T18:45:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+Speaker+Series+%233+-+Seeing+the+Big+Picture%3A+Why+You+Should+Care+About+Space-Based+Earth+Observation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Day 2: Speaker Series #3 - Quantum Security; My Transformation from Satelite Engineering to Business
Speaker: Jennifer Elliot
Jennifer Elliott
2021-02-27T18:00:00Z 2021-02-27T18:45:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+Speaker+Series+%233+-+Quantum+Security%3B+My+Transformation+from+Satelite+Engineering+to+Business https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 2: 15-Minute Coffee Break ☕
2021-02-27T18:45:00Z 2021-02-27T19:00:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+15-Minute+Coffee+Break+%E2%98%95 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Day 2: Speaker Series #4 - A Musical Tour of the Universe
Speaker: Dr. Matt Russo
Matt Russo
2021-02-27T19:00:00Z 2021-02-27T19:30:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+Speaker+Series+%234+-+A+Musical+Tour+of+the+Universe https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Day 2: Closing Remarks & Announcements 🎙️
Daniil Lisus SEDS | Ishan Acharya
2021-02-27T19:30:00Z 2021-02-27T20:00:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+Closing+Remarks+%26+Announcements+%F0%9F%8E%99%EF%B8%8F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Day 2: SEDS-Canada Social 🚀 (Virtual Networking)
2021-02-27T20:00:00Z 2021-02-27T21:00:00Z America/New_York Day+2%3A+SEDS-Canada+Social+%F0%9F%9A%80+%28Virtual+Networking%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 3: Registration & Networking 🤝
Time for participants to log in to the platform
2021-02-28T11:30:00Z 2021-02-28T12:00:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+Registration+%26+Networking+%F0%9F%A4%9D https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Day 3: Welcome, Opening Remarks & Information 🎙️
Twinkle Mehta Chimira Andres
2021-02-28T12:00:00Z 2021-02-28T12:05:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+Welcome%2C+Opening+Remarks+%26+Information+%F0%9F%8E%99%EF%B8%8F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Day 3: Opening Keynote - MOU Announcement
SEDS-Canada and International Space University (ISU) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Announcement
Nassim Bovet
2021-02-28T12:05:00Z 2021-02-28T12:15:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+Opening+Keynote+-+MOU+Announcement https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Day 3: YSpacE Competition 🏆
Opening Speaker: Daniel Schulten; Judges: Daniel Schulten, Annie Martin, Ryan Anderson, Matthew Tweedy
Annie Martin Ryan Anderson Kristen  Cote Daniel Schulten
2021-02-28T12:15:00Z 2021-02-28T14:30:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+YSpacE+Competition+%F0%9F%8F%86 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 3: 15-Minute Coffee Break ☕
2021-02-28T13:15:00Z 2021-02-28T13:30:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+15-Minute+Coffee+Break+%E2%98%95 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 3: Lunch
2021-02-28T14:30:00Z 2021-02-28T15:30:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+Lunch https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 3: Workshop on Professional Development & Science Communication for Students
Workshop with Dr. Parshati Patel: Professional Development and Science Communication
Parshati Patel Chimira Andres
2021-02-28T14:30:00Z 2021-02-28T15:30:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+Workshop+on+Professional+Development+%26+Science+Communication+for+Students https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 3: Panel #3 - Our Place in Space: Perspectives on EDI in Space Panel
Provide students with the lived experiences and perspectives from professionals on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in various settings.
Parshati Patel Mariam Naseem Patrick Hill Hilding Neilson Adaeze Ibik
2021-02-28T15:30:00Z 2021-02-28T16:30:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+Panel+%233+-+Our+Place+in+Space%3A+Perspectives+on+EDI+in+Space+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 3: 15-Minute Coffee Break ☕
2021-02-28T16:30:00Z 2021-02-28T16:45:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+15-Minute+Coffee+Break+%E2%98%95 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 3: Speaker Series #5 - Seeking Signs of Life on Mars
Speaker: Erin Gibbons
Erin Gibbons
2021-02-28T16:45:00Z 2021-02-28T17:30:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+Speaker+Series+%235+-+Seeking+Signs+of+Life+on+Mars https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 3: Speaker Series #5 - Propulsion of The Future: Using Lightsails for Interstellar Travel
Speaker: Prof. Andrew J Higgins
Andrew Higgins
2021-02-28T16:45:00Z 2021-02-28T17:30:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+Speaker+Series+%235+-+Propulsion+of+The+Future%3A+Using+Lightsails+for+Interstellar+Travel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 3: 15-Minute Coffee Break ☕
2021-02-28T17:30:00Z 2021-02-28T17:45:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+15-Minute+Coffee+Break+%E2%98%95 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 3: Panel #4 - Off the Record
A candid, laid-back session to end a weekend of discussion. Join us as we talk about experiences navigating the Canadian Space sector.
Andrea Yip Sohrab Haghighat Tanya Harrison Jean-Francois Gauthier Daniil Lisus
2021-02-28T17:45:00Z 2021-02-28T18:45:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+Panel+%234+-++Off+the+Record https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 3: 15-Minute Coffee Break ☕
2021-02-28T18:45:00Z 2021-02-28T19:00:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+15-Minute+Coffee+Break+%E2%98%95 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Day 3: Closing Keynote - Our Place in Space
Speaker: Kate Howells
Kate Howells
2021-02-28T19:00:00Z 2021-02-28T19:45:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+Closing+Keynote+-+Our+Place+in+Space https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 3: Final Closing Remarks & Thank you 🎙️
Thank you so much for attending #Ascension2021! We hope you had a great experience and see you next year.
SEDS | Ishan Acharya arsalan syed
2021-02-28T19:45:00Z 2021-02-28T20:00:00Z America/New_York Day+3%3A+Final+Closing+Remarks+%26+Thank+you+%F0%9F%8E%99%EF%B8%8F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fascension_2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Annie Martin

Portfolio Manager, Health Beyond Initiative Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Clinton Senkow

Co-Founder & COO of Influencive CEO of Senkow Ventures

Kristen Cote

SEDS-Canada Projects Chair

Nassim Bovet

International Space University (ISU) Lead the Admissions and Alumni Affairs

arsalan syed

SEDS-Canada Conference Coordinator

Anirudh Aggarwal

SEDS-Canada Conference Sponsorship Coordinator

SEDS | Ishan Acharya

SEDS-Canada Conference Speakers Coordinator

Daniil Lisus

SEDS-Canada Director At Large

Chimira Andres

SEDS-Canada President

Twinkle Mehta

SEDS-Canada Events Chair

Bachar Elzein

CEO and CTO Reaction Dynamics

Daniel Schulten

Director at MDA's LaunchPad

Kate Howells

Space Advocate and Science Communicator The Planetary Society

Vinita Marwaha Madill

Founder, Rocket Women Project Manager and Business Development Lead, Mission Control Space Services

Jean-Francois Gauthier

Vice President, Sales and Marketing GHGSat Inc.

Tanya Harrison

Director of Science Strategy Planet

Sohrab Haghighat

CEO and Founder SpaceRyde

Andrea Yip

CEO and Founder Luna Design and Innovation

Adaeze Ibik

PhD student of Astronomy and Astrophysics University of Toronto

Hilding Neilson

CLTA Assistant Professor University of Toronto

Patrick Hill

Postdoctoral Fellow University of Alberta

Mariam Naseem

National Point of Contact SGAC

Parshati Patel

Educational Outreach and Communications Specialist Western University

Kevin Stadnyk

CEO Obruta Space Solutions

Ryan Anderson

President and CEO Satellite Canada Innovation Network

Lucy Stojak

Executive Director HEC Montréal

Tahir Merali

Chief Operating Officer 4pi Lab Inc.

Shawna Pandya

Director Project PoSSUM/IIAS Space Medicine Group

Michel Wander

Systems Engineer Canadian Space Agency

Marc Boucher

Founder SpaceQ

Bhairavi Shankar

Founder Indus Space

Chris Kitzan

Director General Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Gordon Osinski

Professor and NSERC/MDA/CSA/CEMI Industrial Research Chair in Earth and Space Exploration

Erin Gibbons

Earth and Planetary Science PhD Student McGill University

Roxy Fournier

PhD, Cell and Systems Biology University of Toronto

Taryn Tomlinson

Senior Engineer, Strategic Relations Canadian Space Agency

Andrew Higgins

Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering McGill University

Matt Russo

Lecturer at the University of Toronto Co-founder of SYSTEM Sound

Jennifer Elliott

VP Business Development and Co-Founder QEYnet

Gwendolyn Eadie

Assistant Professor of Astrostatistics University of Toronto

Alex Ellery

Canada Research Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University

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MDA

For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we’ll take you there.

International Space University

ISU has been a door-opener to the space sector since 1988’

Zenith Canada Pathways Foundation

Delivering a bespoke mentorship and professional development program bridging critical experience gaps to sustain a highly-qualified Canadian aerospace industry

Supercluster

The Astronaut Database

SEDS-Canada

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Canada

Kepler Shipyards

TECHNOLOGIES TO EXPLORE THE NEXT FRONTIER

Mission: Space Food

We're optimizing human nutrition for Space and Earth

TelOmG

Investigating the effects of gravity on the genetic regulation of human telomeres.

Western UBT

Western Undergraduate High-Altitude Balloon Team

UBC Rocket Payload's Team

Student run team making microbial fuel cells for rockets!

Interplanetary Space Exploration Team

One Team, One Mission: Make Martian Colonization a Reality

McGill Rocket Team

Student-run engineering design team

TRU Phi-Six

Acoustic Agglomeration in Microgravity

PolyOrbite

PolyTechnique Montreal's space club

SpaceRyde

Building Canada's First Orbital Launch Vehicle

Canadian CubeSat Project, L'iniative Canadienne CubeSat

A student space mission

SEDS-USA

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

Space Concordia

Ad Astra Per Doctrinam

Institute for Earth and Space Exploration, Western University

The leading organization for Earth and Space Exploration research and training in Canada.

Canadian Space Health Research Network

The central place for space health research in Canada

UBC Rocket

We build cool rockets

RPG

The Ryerson Propulsion Group Design Team

McGill University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Rocket Women

Inspiring the next generation of leaders in STEM, supporting trailblazing Rocket Women globally

Mission Control

Join us as we fly to the Moon and beyond

UAlberta Space Design Group

A CAN-RGX Project

SEDS Sri Lanka

Biringing in the space Race to Sri Lanka as a developing nation

Iris CubeSat Project

The World's First Geological Space Weathering Experiment by a Canadian CubeSat Team

McMaster NEUDOSE

NEUtron DOSimetry & Exploration (NEUDOSE) CubeSat

ESSENCE

Educational Space, Science and ENgineering CubeSat Experiment

Northern SPIRIT Satellite Consortium

Space Project with Interesting Research and Integrated Training

QMSat

Quantum Magneto Sattelite - Université de Sherbrooke