Congratulations to the team of students and researchers from McMaster University who were awarded funding from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to launch their radiation-detecting satellite up to the International Space Station in 2021! The satellite was designed as part of the NEUDOSE mission: http://mcmasterneudose.ca/. The CSA funding was announced on Friday, May 4th, providing $200,000 to 15 teams across Canada to build satellites to be launched, including the team from McMaster. Pictures from the announcement event can be seen below:
Multiple media outlets covered the announcement as well, including Daily Planet: https://www.discovery.ca/Shows/Daily-Planet/video?vid=1247498, CHCH: http://www.chch.com/mcmaster-students-receive-funding-canadian-space-agency/, and the McMaster Daily News: https://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/mcmaster-made-satellite-to-be-launched-as-part-of-canadian-space-agency-program/.
These are very exciting times for this talented team of students and researchers. We look forward to the satellite launch in 2021!