GORMLEY - DUSTIN PREECE - APRIL 27
A group at the University of Saskatchewan has passed a major milestone in construction of Saskatchewan's first satellite. The team recently completed a design review with the Canadian Space Agency, and constructed a "satellite-grade clean room" in the College of Engineering building. The student group behind the project is aiming to put their cube-shaped satellite into orbit late next year, making it this province's first satellite. Once in orbit, the satellite will test a new type of radiation sensor and radiation blocking compound, both developed in Saskatchewan. Dustin Preece is the system team lead on the project, and he joins Gormley to tell us more.