Norway and Canada aim to take their joint space research program to the next level through introducing a project aiming to launch five new satellites within the span of a decade.
Norway and Canada has for a long time already cooperated extensively about space and rocket science. Through the planned CaNoSat project they want to develop a ten-year bilateral student collaboration program through which students from both countries shall cooperate about launching a total of five satellites.
The proposed project is set to commence on January 1, 2018 and the first satellite is to be launched in 2020. Following on from that, four more satellites are to be launched with two-year intervals, reaching a total of five satellites in the span of a decade.
A series of Norwegian and Canadian research and education institutions are already cooperating about courses and exchange opportunities for students on bachelor, master and doctoral levels.
Now, they want to cooperate with the space industry about developing cube satellites that are to be launched into space, according to a Letter of Intent signed at Andøya Space Center this week.
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