Canadian university launches student built satellite as part of international project

August 3, 2017 – A team of students at the University of Alberta have built the first orbiting satellite to come from the Canadian province of Alberta. The satellite, Ex-Alta 1, was deployed from the International Space Station in May 2017.

The experience has provided the students with a tremendous experience to break into the aerospace industry following their studies.

“It’s really building the next generation of highly qualified people that could enter the space market or even the high-tech market in the future,” said Jean-Claude Piedboeuf, director-general of space science and technology at the Canadian Space Agency.

Read the full article at the Globe and Mail website.