• InspireSat Summer Program

    January 31, 2024

    Take part in an international satellite mission with the INSPIRE project!

  • Space Mission Modelling Workshop

    August 22, 2019

    Norway-Canada Space Mission Training Program is a program for students at all levels. It is a long-term collaboration focusing on exchange and hands-on education within space science with several universities in Canada and Norway.

  • Job Opportunities at the CSA

    March 18, 2019

    Job Opportunities at the Canadian Space Agency

  • Northern SPIRIT Talk

    March 04, 2019

    Learn about the research collaboration with Aurora and Yukon Colleges on the CSAs Canadian CubeSat Program.

  • Farewell Ex-Alta 1

    November 16, 2018

    The pioneering cubesat Ex-Alta 1 completed its mission on November 14 and burned in the atmosphere, crowning a successful mission by the outstanding University of Alberta student team AlbertaSat.

  • More News

The Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology (ISSET) is a University of Alberta institute that embraces a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines related to the exploration of space. ISSET builds on long-standing institutional excellence in space research in order to take advantage of emerging, cross-disciplinary opportunities and to develop partnerships with other institutions, agencies and industry.

In addition, ISSET offers unique educational experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, and develops provincial capabilities in space research through educational outreach programs, visiting professor positions, workshops and scientific meetings.

ISSET has four core themes based on existing and emerging strengths at the University of Alberta within six Departments across two Faculties.

  • Microgravity science and planetary environment.
  • Space technology for instrumentation and robotics.
  • Planetary materials science.
  • Space physics and space environment.

ISSET's Mission, Vision and Objectives Summary PDF