NEOSSat: Canada's Sentinel in the Sky - Earths first meteor hunter!
Launch: February 25, 2013 Status: In development
Canada is currently building NEOSSat (the Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite), the world's first space telescope dedicated to detecting and tracking asteroids and satellites. Slated for launch in 2013, it will circle the globe every 100 minutes, scanning space near the Sun to pinpoint asteroids that may someday pass near our planet. NEOSSat will also sweep the skies in search of satellites and space debris as part of Canada's commitment to keeping orbital space safe for everyone. NEOSSat applies key technology already demonstrated in Canada's very successful MOST satellite.