Auto-GCAS Saves Unconscious F-16 Pilot—Declassified USAF Footage

This newly declassified video footage from the head-up-display of a U.S. Air Force Arizona Air National Guard F-16 records the dramatic moment when its unconscious pilot is saved from certain death by the aircraft’s Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS). The event is considered the fourth confirmed "save" of an aircraft by the system since [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Member Spotlight – Austen Barnes

Welcome to our first ever CASI Member Spotlight. In these lighthearted articles we shine the light on members who are making an impact across the country and around the globe. These members exemplify the mission and vision of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. We gladly highlight our members as part of our mandate to make [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Dr. Robert Thirsk Astronaut | Engineer | Physician | University Chancellor

Dr. Robert Thirsk isn’t ready to write his autobiography – yet. You would think someone who qualified first as a mechanical engineer then as a medical doctor and then became an astronaut and is now a university chancellor there would already be lots to put in at least one book. But Bob Thirsk, at 63, believes there’s lots more life to live. He describes [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MDA Scores a Win in Long Sought After Satellite Servicing Business Segment

It seems patience pays off. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) yesterday announced that MDA's U.S. subsidiary Space Systems Loral (SSL) has won a $127 million contract to develop the Restore-L Spacecraft Bus which will be used to service a government satellite in low earth orbit. According to the NASA press release, SSL "will provide spacecraft bus, critical hardware and services for [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments