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MOST Team Wins Alouette Award 2008

MOST-Patch-2010MICROVARIABILITY and OSCILLATIONS OF STARS
The 2008 CASI Alouette Award has been conferred to the MOST Team in recognition of the project’s outstanding contribution to the advancement of Canadian space technology, applications, science and engineering.

On June 30, 2003, Canada’s first Canadian-built science satellite in over 35 years was launched into space. By successfully carrying out its goals, the Microvariability and Oscillations of Stars (MOST) mission has achieved unprecedented pointing accuracy for a microsatellite and allowed university and private sector participants to develop skills and technologies that will be of benefit to Canada in future programs. In the first year of operations, the MOST team made improvements to on-board software that now allow up to 30 stars to be observed simultaneously versus the original goal of observing one at a time. The MOST mission has gained international recognition for its achievements and has helped Canada become a world leader in microspace missions. It has contributed to scientific knowledge and raised new questions about stellar structure and dynamics. The satellite has been first to make several astronomical discoveries that have shaken the scientific community. It has accomplished all this with a very modest budget compared to similar missions – 10 million dollars to develop and launch.

Contributing members of the MOST Project Team, past and present, are gratefully acknowledged below:

Customer
Name Organization Role
Glen Campbell Canadian Space Agency Program Manager
Darius Nikanpour Canadian Space Agency Thermal Analysis
Glen Rumbold Canadian Space Agency CSA Program Architect
Satellite Integration/Test, Computers, Communications
Structure, Thermal, Operations
Name Organization Role
Alexander M. Beattie UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Communications Engineer
Thierry Cherpillod UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Electronics
Hugh G. Chesser UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Mechanical Engineer
Daniel G. Foisy UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Computer Engineer
Tiger Jeans UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Operations
Daniel D. Kekez UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Operations
Andre E. Laurent UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Electronics Engineer
Tyler Paradis UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Communications Engineer
Sangtak Park UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Operations
Freddy M. Pranajaya UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Integration Support
Dr. Robert E. Zee UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory SFL Project Manager
Students
Name Organization Role
Remi Duquette UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Grad Student
Laura Halliday UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Grad Student
Noah Hansen UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Grad Student
Jamie Wells UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Grad Student
Ramesh Abhari UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Peter Bade UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
David Cassan UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Fred Cowan UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Patrick Doyle UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Wassim El-Hage UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Bruce Fenton UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Daniel Foisy UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Brigette Hesman UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Opale Hullen UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Jung Taek Jeon UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Fadil Khouli UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Rick Kubowicz UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Chantal Lamontagne UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Christopher Langley UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
James Maligeorgos UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Ramesh Mantha UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Jennifer O’Neill UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Andrew Pavacic UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Atsuhiko Sakurai UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Rajnish Saxena UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Nirmal Sohi UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Corey Steininger UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Lukas Stras UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Peter Villalta UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Ivan Yue UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory Microsat Course Student
Prime Contractor, Attitude Control, Power System
Name Organization Role
Georgeta Bauer Dynacon Inc. Power Engineer
Dr. Kieran A. Carroll Dynacon Inc. Co-creator
Jillian Darroch Dynacon Inc. Mechanical Engineer
Dr. Michael Dolganov Dynacon Inc. Electronics Engineer
Daniel R. Faber Dynacon Inc. Satellite Operator
Dr. Simon C. O. Grocott Dynacon Inc. Project Manager
Noah H. Hansen Dynacon Inc. Research Engineer
Paul Harrison Dynacon Inc. Controls Engineer
Dr. Donald J. McTavish Dynacon Inc. Controls Engineer
Eric D. Morrow Dynacon Inc. Controls Engineer
Dr. Glen B. Sincarsin Dynacon Inc. Program Manager
Wayne G. Sincarsin Dynacon Inc. Mechanical Design
Doug Sinclair Dynacon Inc. Power Engineer
Peter Stibrany Dynacon Inc. Project Manager
Ron Wessels Dynacon Inc. Software Engineer
Science Team
Name Organization Role
Prof. David Guenther St. Mary’s University Science Team Member
Dr. Rainer Kuschnig UBC Instrument Scientist
Dr. Jaymie M. Matthews UBC Principal Investigator
Prof. Anthony Moffat Universite de Montreal Science Team Member
Dr. Slavek Rucinski OCE/CRESTech Co-creator
Dr. Dimitar Sasselov Harvard Smithsonian CFA Science Team Member
Dr. Gordon Walker UBC Instrument Development
Prof. Werner Weiss University of Vienna Science Team Member
Provincial Finance
Name Organization Role
Dr. Ian Rowe OCE/CRESTech Finance
Richard Worsfold OCE/CRESTech Finance
Instrument
Name Organization Role
Dr. Greg Burley Burley Scientific CCD Readout Electronics
Chris Cameron UBC Data Processing & Analysis
Peter Ceravolo Ceravolo Optical Systems Optics
Donna Lee Desaulniers Consultant Anti-reflective coatings
John Harron Spectral Applied Research Instrument Developer
Dr. Charles Hersom Spectral Applied Research Instrument Developer
Jordan Johnson UBC Ground Station Operations
Ron Johnson UBC Instrument Electronics
Heather King UBC Data Processing & Archiving
Mayes Mullins Mayes Mullins Enterprises Telescope Structural Design
John Pazder UBC Optical Design
Dr. Jason Rowe UBC Data Processing & Analysis
Dr. Evgenya Shkolnik UBC Target Preparation
Dr. Peter Sinclair Spectral Applied Research Instrument Developer
Kristy Skaret UBC Radiation Analysis
Ken Smith Routes Inc. Aperture Door Developer
Don Sturgeon Spectral Applied Research Instrument Developer
Software
Name Organization Role
Henry Spencer SP Systems Software Architect
Andrew Walker Sumus Software Developer
Microspace Consultants
Name Organization Role
Keith Baker AMSAT Program Advisor
Tom Clarke AMSAT RF Systems Engineer
Rick Fleeter AeroAstro Management Consultant
Bdale Garbee AMSAT Software
Chuck Green AMSAT Electronics Assembly
Robin Haighton AMSAT Canadian Coordinator
Dick Jansson AMSAT Thermal Engineer
Lyle Johnson AMSAT Software
Mark Kanawati AMSAT Computers
Jan King AMSAT Systems Engineer
David Lieberman AMSAT Program Advisor
Dino Lorenzini AMSAT Computers
Lou McFadin AMSAT Facilities
Harold Price AMSAT Software
Bill Tynan AMSAT Program Advisor
Jim White AMSAT Software

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