Canadian Space Missions

Contest Info

  • Started: 8/6/2004 06:00
  • Ended: 8/8/2004 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 19
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Canadian Space Missions
Contest Directions: So, the Canadians want to get into the rocket business. Time for us to create scenes that display how the Canadians will impact space missions. Design Canadian rocket, or show them in space. Grab a Molson Golden, load up Photoshop and start creating those space missions you hosers.

Contest Info

    • Started: 8/6/2004 06:00
    • Ended: 8/8/2004 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 19
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
19 pictures
  • Canadian Space Shuttle

    Canadian Space Shuttle
  • Canada Moon Landing

    Canada Moon Landing
  • Canada Rocket

    Canada Rocket
  • Canada Shuttle

    Canada Shuttle
  • Canadian Astronaut

    Canadian Astronaut
  • Canadian Space Walk

    Canadian Space Walk
  • Canadian space program

    Canadian space program
  • Canadian Igloo

    Canadian Igloo
  • Canadian Beer

    Canadian Beer
  • Canadian Space Program

    Canadian Space Program
19 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The $10 million competition to send a private manned rocket into space started looking more like a race Thursday, when a Canadian team announced plans to launch its rocket three days after an American group intends to begin qualifying for the Ansari X prize. Leaders of the Canadian da Vinci Project plan to launch their Wild Fire rocket Oct. 2 from Kindersley, Saskatchewan. The da Vinci Project's Wild Fire has a traditional rocket configuration, with a capsule on top of a booster, but it will be carried up to about 80,000 feet by a reusable balloon before it is released and its rocket motor is ignited. The capsule and booster are designed to separate and descend beneath parachutes for reuse. Military space program: Different countries use space vehicles for satellite surveillance, distant detection of ballistic missiles, communications & navigation. Counter-satellite weapon systems were also developed. Space agencies: Main article: List of space agencies • Brazilian Space Agency – Founded in 1994; • European Space Agency (ESA) - 1964; • Indian Space Research Organization – 1969; • Canadian Space Agency – 1989; • China National Space Administration – 1993; • National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU) – 1996; • National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) - 1958; • Federal Space Agency of Russia (FSA RF) - 1990; • Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAEA) - 2003. Stages of space exploration in USSR: Voyage to the Stars was laid by Communists, 1964 Important space programs & flights of Space Agencies of various countries: Artificial Earth Satellites (AES): • Satellite – first series of satellites in the world (USSR); o Sputnik -1 – First vehicle, which was launched by human into space (USSR); • Vanguard – series of first American satellites (USA). List of satellites of USSR & Russian Federation: Electron, Polyot, Meteor, Ekran, Raduga, Horizon, Molniya, Geyser, Altair, Coupon, GLONASS, Parus, Photon, Oka, Strela, Resource, Selina, Bion, Romb, Cicada. Robotic interplanetary probes: • Pioneer – Program to study the Moon, interplanetary space, Jupiter & Saturn (USA); • Voyager – Program to study the gigantic planets (USA); • Mariner – Study the Venus, Mars & Mercury (USA); • Mars – Study Mars, first soft landing on its surface (USSR); • Venera – Program to study the atmosphere of Venus & its surface (USSR); • Viking – Program to study the surface of Mars (USA); • Vega – Program to study Comet Halley, landing of sounding weather balloon on Venus (USSR); • Phobos – mission to study the satellites of Mars (USSR); • Mars Express – artificial satellite of Mars, landing of Mars rover "Beagle-2" (ESA); • Galileo – mission to study Jupiter & its satellites (NASA); • Huygens – Probe for studying the atmosphere of Titan (ESA); • Rosetta – landing of space craft on nucleus of comet Churyumov – Gerasimenko (ESA); • Hayabusa – soil sample from asteroid Itokawa (JAEA); • MESSENGER – mission to study Mercury (NASA); • Magellan spacecraft – mission to study Venus (NASA); • New Horizons – mission to study Pluto & its satellites (NASA); • Venus Express – probe to study Venus (ESA); • Phoenix – program to study surface of Mars (NASA). Lunar stations: • Luna – program to study the Moon, transportation of soil from Moon, Lunakhod-1, Lunakhod-2 (USSR); • Ranger – receiving TV images of Moon during hard-landing on its surface (USA); • Explorer 35 (Lunar Explorer 2) – study of Moon & circumlunar space from selenocentric orbit (USA); • Lunar Orbiter – exit onto orbit around Moon, mapping of Moon surface (USA); • Surveyor – soft-landing probe on Moon, study of Moon soil (USA); • Lunar Prospector – mission to study the Moon (USA); • Smart-1 – Program to study the Moon, spacecraft is equipped with ion engine (ESA); • Kaguya – Program to study Moon & circumlunar space (Japan); • Chang'e -1 – mission to study the Moon, mapping of lunar surface (China). Human spaceflights: • Vostok – Trying out the first human spaceflights (USSR, 1961—1963); • Mercury – Trying the human spaceflights (USA, 1961—1963); • Voskhod – manned orbital flights; first exit into open space, first multi-seater spacecraft (USSR, 1964—1965); • Gemini – twin-seater space shuttle, first docking in circum-terrestrial orbit (USA, 1965—1966); • Apollo – manned space flights onto Moon (USA, 1968—1972/1975); • Soyuz – Manned expeditions (USSR/Russia, since 1968) • Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, ASTP, 1975. • Space Shuttle – reusable space shuttle (USA, from 1981); • Buran – reusable space shuttle (USSR, unmanned probe flight in 1988); • Shenzhou – orbital human spaceflights (China, from 2003) Space Stations: • Salyut – First series of space stations (USSR); • Skylab – space station (USA); • Mir –First modular type space station (USSR); • International Space Station (ISS). Private spacecrafts: • SpaceShipOne – First private space craft