General (retired) Walter Natynczyk, president of the Canadian Space Agency, visited York University on April 10 to learn more about research underway in York’s Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering.
Following a presentation by the Centre for Research on Earth and Space Science, Natynczyk met with York researchers in the Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering and visited the Lidar Laboratory, Space Engineering Laboratory and Planetary Exploration Laboratory.
“We were pleased to host General Walter Natynczyk, president of the Canadian Space Agency, and other members of the Canadian Space Agency during their visit to York,” said Robert Haché, York’s vice-president research & innovation. “The purpose of the visit was to enable General Natynczyk to meet with researchers at York and to highlight the depth of renowned space research taking place at the University.”
The visit provided an opportunity for York University to showcase research on laser remote sensing, the Phoenix Mars mission, nano-satellite development, the OSIRIS-Rex mission and other instruments for planetary exploration.