We’re entering a new wave of the space race. Join us for a conversation with our special guests: Canadian Space Agency’s Tony Pellerin, Manager, Mechanical Engineering and Technical lead for the Canadian Cubesat Project and Dalhousie alum, Arad Gharagozli (MASc‘22), who launched GALAXIA, a space hardware and software company.

The conversation will discuss satellites and nano satellites, the science and research behind them, and the societal impacts of the space race of the 21st century.

This event will be presented in person in the McInnes Room, as well as livestreamed via Dalhousie Alumni and Friends Facebook Live and Dalhousie YouTube. All attendees will have an opportunity to engage during the Q&A portion following the discussion.

Guest speakers

Tony Pellerin completed his B.A.Sc. in electrical engineering at the University of Ottawa and a master’s degree at École Polytechnique de Montréal. He started his career in 1994 at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) working on R&D projects and supporting spacecraft projects with the industry. Now manager for the mechanical and thermal engineering group of the CSA’s Space Science and Technology Branch, he is responsible for supporting CSA space missions such as Canadarm3 for the Gateway, QEYSSat, WildFireSat and technology demonstration missions.


Arad Gharagozli (MASc’22) is an electronics engineering technologist (NSCC) and electrical engineer from Dalhousie University. In 2017, while studying at Dalhousie, Arad founded the Dalhousie Space Systems Lab (DSS), an organization aimed to develop electrical and mechanical systems for space applications and SmallSats. From a small team of four students and five faculty members, he grew DSS to a team of more than 200 students who worked on the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) funded project LORIS – the first satellite being designed and built in Nova Scotia. In 2020, Arad launched GALAXIA, a space hardware and software company, providing shared access to a series of intelligent Earth Observation (EO) satellites on a pay-per-use basis using our MÖBIUS Constellation platform. Addressing the ever-evolving needs of next-generation EO and the lack of versatility and flexibility in the current marketplace, we are making EO solutions simple and effortless using intelligent Satellites.

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