Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology

ISSET

Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology

Canorock 11

The Canada-Norway Student Sounding Rocket (CaNoRock) exchange program is a partnership between the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Saskatchewan, the University of Oslo and the Andoya Rocket Range in Norway.

Life after Mars

Ross Lockwood returns to Earth after Mars mission simulation

The Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology (ISSET) is a University of Alberta institute that embraces a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines related to the exploration of space. ISSET builds on long-standing institutional excellence in space research in order to take advantage of emerging, cross-disciplinary opportunities and to develop partnerships with other institutions, agencies and industry.

In addition, ISSET offers unique educational experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, and develops provincial capabilities in space research through educational outreach programs, visiting professor positions, workshops and scientific meetings.

ISSET has four core themes based on existing and emerging strengths at the University of Alberta within six Departments across two Faculties.

  • Microgravity science and planetary environment.
  • Space technology for instrumentation and robotics.
  • Planetary materials science.
  • Space physics and space environment.

A summary of ISSET’s mission, vision and objectives can be found here. (PDF, 137kb)