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Media Advisory: NEOSSat Arrives in India


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2013-01-21 18:28:00 -

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 -- On January 18, Canadian satellite NEOSSat (Near-Earth Object Space Surveillance Satellite) arrived in India. It is the world's first space telescope designed by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to detect and track asteroids and satellites. NEOSSat is planned to lift off aboard India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), during a launch window scheduled to open on February 11.



By circling the globe every 100 minutes and scanning space near the Sun to pinpoint otherwise almost invisible asteroids, NEOSSat will provide a dramatic improvement in the surveillance of objects that pose a collision hazard with Earth. As part of Canada's commitment to keeping orbital space safe for everyone, it will also offer unprecedented opportunities for tracking space debris.


This mission builds upon Canada's expertise in compact, microsatellite design. The 65-kilogram spacecraft is the size of a small suitcase. Although NEOSSat's 15-centimetre telescope is relatively small, once high above the Earth's atmosphere, it will give it a huge advantage in searching the blackness of space for faint signs of asteroids.


When:       January 22, 2013 (from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern standard time) 
                                                                            
What:       Media availability from the CSA                                 
                                                                            
Who:        William Harvey, Senior Project Manager                          
            Guennadi Kroupnik, Director, Satellite Comm. & Space Environment
            Projects                                                        
            Denis Laurin, Space Astronomy Senior Program Scientist          



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