Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Space Agency Awards Research Funds to Three Universities

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Space Agency Awards Research Funds to Three Universities

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Canadian Space Agency awards research funds

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CALGARY - Three Canadian universities are sharing $1.4 million in funding from the Canadian Space Agency.

Four awards have been given to the University of Calgary, three to the University of Alberta and one to the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

In a news release, the University of Calgary says the money will allow researchers to continue to lead in near-Earth research on things such as the space weather dynamics that create aurora borealis.

One of the projects will push for answers to questions about how space weather interferes with GPS signals.

The average GPS user doesn't usually see much impact from space weather, but there can be more significant effects in surveying, mapping, hydrography, aviation and military operations. …

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