Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

June 20, 2011 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: First Canadian Space Debris Symposium Held at the CSA

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 20, 2011) - On June 21st and 22nd, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will hold its first Orbital Debris Workshop since it joined the Inter-Agency Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) last year. This workshop aims at informing and consulting with international experts interested in the subject of human-generated Orbital Debris.

On Wednesday, June 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the following experts in the field of space debris will be available for interviews.

Media availability

Who:Dave Kendall, CSA Director General, Space Science and Technology, IADC Chair
Nicholas Johnson, NASA Chief Scientist for Orbital Debris
Heiner Klinkrad, European Space Agency (ESA), Head of Space Debris Office, IADC Secretariat
When:Wednesday, June 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where:Canadian Space Agency
6767 route de l'Aéroport
Longueuil, Quebec J3Y 8Y9

Media representatives must contact CSA's Media Relations' Office by phone at (450) 926-4370 or via email at Media@asc-csa.gc.ca to book interviews. Note that on-camera interviews will only be possible at the CSA.

In 2010, CSA joined the Inter-Agency Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) to actively work with other space agencies in order to share information relating to space debris and to focus and harmonize Canadian space research activities in this area.

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