About ISM

A Master’s Program Opportunity in Space Physics

The ISM CREATE program provides technical training in Space Physics with two  courses which can be credited toward the requirements for a thesis based M.Sc. or PhD degree.

International Space Mission (ISM) Training Program

Canada’s space industry has identified a global leadership opportunity to develop the next-generation of space technology and personnel in an area of strategic importance. Highly skilled innovators with professional space mission training and international experience are essential for the Canadian space industry to achieve the same level of success enjoyed by Canadarm in the area of low cost rocket and cube satellite development and deployment.

The NSERC CREATE International Space Mission (ISM) Training Program will prepare future experts to capitalize on these opportunities for success.  ISM will integrate technical skills developed through student-led, hands-on,  satellite-mission launch training with high-demand professional skills. Student projects will contribute to a Canadian-led launch by 2025. The ISM vision builds upon a longstanding partnership between universities in Canada and Norway, arctic nations uniquely positioned and reliant on space technology and ground infrastructure vulnerable to space weather effects. Canada and Norway are global powerhouses in rocket and cube satellite as well as space science and engineering. ISM will significantly expand the existing Canada-Norway CaNoRock space science training program by adding space mission and professional skills training to the next level of students. The ISM program aims  increase the number of highly qualified personnel with the skills needed to meet and drive the demands of the burgeoning space economy.

You can learn more about the general NSERC CREATE program here.