Upcoming National & International Events
Next Membership Meeting: Our next meeting will be Thursday, September 11, 2014. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. EDT at the law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, located at 199 Bay Street, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West in Toronto, Ontario.
1. Yaroslav Pustovyi – CSCA Director and co-founder and Vice President of Space 1 Systems Inc. Yarko will present a short (10 minute) proposal for the creation of a Suborbital group within the association as a new project.
2. Grant Bonin, Mission Manager, UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory – The mission of the UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) is to lower the entry barrier to space for a wide range of end-users. Its customers include small and large private companies, research institutions, and governments around the world, many of whom would not be able to afford space missions at conventional costs. SFL’s goal is to apply the philosophy of “microspace” to addressing a wide range of mission objectives, thereby expanding the possible applications that are within reach of organizations with limited budgets.
SFL continues to challenge the state-of-the-art in space mission performance while achieving remarkably low cost, but without sacrificing quality or introducing risk. This talk will provide an overview of the recent and future missions being undertaken by the UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory, as well as the expanding scientific and commercial applications of small satellites.
The Canadian Space Commerce Association Welcomes New Board Members - The Canadian Space Commerce Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Yaroslav Pustovyi and Patrick Whyte have joined the Association’s Board of Directors.
CSCA will also be hosting the National Space Society’s 2015 International Space Development Conference (ISDC2015), which will be held from May 20th – 25th 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. CSCA Director Farnaz Ghadaki will serve as conference chair.