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  • Date: 25 Jan 2024
  • Time: 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Atlantic Time (Canada)
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  • 659 Queen St
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Canada E3B 1C3
  • Building: Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook
  • Room Number: Garrison Room
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  • Starts 20 December 2023 12:00 AM
  • Ends 21 January 2024 11:55 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Atlantic Time (Canada)
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Members of the VIOLET Team Members of the VIOLET Team of University of New Brunswick


New Brunswick’s First Satellite Going to Space

CubeSat VIOLET, New Brunswick’s first satellite, was designed, built, and tested, between May 4, 2018, and November 28, 2023. It was handed over to NanoRacks LLC at the Canadian Space Agency headquarters for a planned launch into space in March, 2024, followed by deployment from the International Space Station in May, 2024. VIOLET is planning to study space weather and the upper atmosphere near the peak of the 11-year solar cycle. This project involved hundreds of students with aspects in, physics, geodesy and geomatics engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, software engineering, and project management.

Address:ECE, Faculty of Engineering , University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada


7:00 PM : Registration, Networking, Reception, and Cash Bar
8:00 PM : Section Annual Report, Gerhard Dueck
8:15 PM : Tom Murad, President IEEE Canada
8:30 PM : Guest Speakers - Members of the VIOLET Team
          Title: New Brunswick’s First Satellite Going to Space