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Our Director, Dr. Sarah Gallagher discusses the exciting developments at Western Space in this video. Researchers at Western are engaged in planetary science and astronomy, exploring our solar system and beyond. Watch video. 

Meet Western University's Most Interviewed Experts - 2022-2023 Annual Report:

Banners-11.jpgWestern University's 2022-2023 Annual Report showcases Dr. Sarah Gallagher, Dr. Joshua Pearce, and Dr. Maxwell Smith as the university's most frequently interviewed experts in the media. 

New CSA Funded Project! 

The Western Skylark: a 3U CubeSat for next-generation tracking of migratory wildlife using the Motus and ICARUS telemetry systems. Learn more.

Ukpik-1 launched into space!


On June 5, 2023, at 11:47 am EST, Western University and Nunavut Arctic College Ukpik-1 CubeSat successfully launched into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from launchpad LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Axiom Space's Ax-1 mission, the first privately crewed mission to the International Space Station (ISS), launched on April 8, 2022, and returned on April 25, 2022. Western students volunteered to explore and add captions to the images of Earth captured during the mission. Sample image: 

AX1-Images.png Image credit: NASA/Mark Pathy

Space as a National Asset for Canada (SNAC 2022) 

The Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space), the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, and the Faculty of Science hosted a three-day conference for Space as a National Asset for Canada (SNAC) from Oct 31-Nov 2, 2022 in London, Ontario. Stay tuned for the conference summary report that will be shared in 2023! 

Google Scholar page! 


Western Space now has its own Google Scholar webpage showcasing the publications of its faculty members! Click here to access it and follow it 

Click here for the latest Research Funding Opportunities.