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Ukpik-1 is ready to launch into space!


Ukpik-1, the first CubeSat by Western University and Nunavut Arctic College, is ready for launch! After 5 years of hard work, it's integrated into the Nanoracks deployer at the Canadian Space Agency. Canadensys Aerospace Corporation's payload camera will capture amazing images.

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 

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