The Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) leads and participates in various projects in collaboration with other departments, faculties and industry partners. Here you will find information on our current projects:
Canadian CubeSat Project
Led by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the Canadian CubeSat Project offers post-secondary institutions the opportunity for their students to take part in a real space mission by designing, building, launching, and operating their own miniature satellite, called a CubeSat. On May 4, 2018, CSA announced the winners and Western University, in partnership with Nunavut Arctic College, proposal was one of the 15 successful proposals selected to design, build, launch and operate a CubeSat. The project at Western University is led by Depertment of Electrical and Computer Engineering and CPSX faculty member Dr. Jayshri Sabarinathan. Several members of CPSX are part of the team. For more details, please visit the CubeSat Project page here!
High Altitude Balloon Project
The CPSX led High Altitude Balloon (HAB) Mission is a multidisciplinary project that aims to engage Western students from various departments including Biology, Computer Sciences, Earth Sciences, Education, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Geography, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Microbiology & Immunology, and Physics & Astronomy. For details on the mission and the team, please visit the HAB Mission page here!