On April 18, 2017, the first Alberta-made satellite was launched into space. The successful launch was the culmination of 7 years work by a University of Alberta team.
“We did it! Alberta has put a satellite in space now. It’s totally possible,” said Charles Nokes, one of the more than 50 AlbertaSat team members. “We’ve shown that we can do it. It’s something for kids and anybody looking for careers in space.”