RASC Regular Meeting December 11, 2017, A Giant Leap for Alberta

RASC Regular Meeting
TELUS World of Science – IMAX Theatre
FREE and open to the public.

7:00 PM Pre-meeting mix and mingle.
7:30 PM Guest Speaker

Tyler Hrynyk
A Giant Leap for Alberta

AlbertaSat is a student team at the university of Alberta that has launched Alberta’s first satellite, The Experimental Albertan #1. Currently the team is conducting Orbital Operations on Ex-Alta 1 and is finishing its design for Ex-Alta 2. The team has many other initiatives including balloon missions and educational outreach.

Tyler Hrynyk (left) with Commander Chris Hadfield (right).

Tyler Hrynyk is in his 5th year of Mechanical Engineering at the UofA. He has been a member of AlbertaSat since September 2013, overseeing the design, build, test, launch, and operation of Ex-Alta 1 and now the design of Ex-Alta 2. AlbertaSat has been an amazing educational experience and changed the trajectory of Tyler’s life. When not at school, Tyler can be found playing hockey with his brothers.