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CSA funds five Mars mission project proposals

The Canadian Space Agency is providing more than $1 million to fund the development of five proposals for scientific missions to Mars. The proposals will receive a maximum of $250,000 each which will be further evaluated before making decisions on additional funding. The five proposals include: a radar satellite to study the geology of Mars…

CSA bankrolls $19.5-M Mars mission weather station

The Canadian Space Agency has announced the final $6 million of a $19.5-million investment in the design and construction of a meteorological instrument destined for Mars. MDA Space Missions, Brampton ON, is the prime contractor for the fully integrated weather station, set for launch in 2007 as part of NASA’s Phoenix Lander Mission. Dubbed MET,…