Prof. Angela Schoellig named to MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35

Professor Angela Schoellig (UTIAS) has been named one of the world’s top Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review magazine. “It’s an honour — to be named among this group of luminaries comes as a wonderful surprise,” says Schoellig of the recognition. “It’s also great for my students and postdoctoral researchers, because it’s really about… Read more »

NorSat-1 and NorSat-2 built by the UTIAS Space Flight Lab

The Norwegian satellites NorSat-1 and NorSat-2 were successfully launched on Friday the 14th of July 2017. The two satellites will monitor maritime traffic and test science and technology payloads. Norway’s new national satellites lifted off with a Soyuz-launcher from the Russian spaceport in Baikonur today at 08.36 CET Friday the 14th of July 2017. Video… Read more »

UTIAS alumnus Dr. Lorne Heuckroth donates $525,000 to UTIAS for scholarships

Heuckroth, a triple graduate of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering’s Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), donated $525,000 to establish scholarships at UTIAS. The scholarships are directed to students from developing countries to study at the master’s level. Heuckroth made the gift to give students opportunities like those he had in a remarkable 40-year… Read more »

The UTIAS SFL signs contract with Dubai to build environmental monitoring satellite

The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of Toronto reports it has signed of a new contract to provide Dubai-based Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) with a microsatellite for aerosol and greenhouse gas monitoring. SFL’s Next-generation Earth Monitoring and Observation (NEMO) platform technology, which incorporates high-performance ground target tracking capability, is a key enabler for the… Read more »