RMC research assistant (and Queen’s PhD candidate) Zsolt Keszthelyi, in collaboration with RMC Professor of Physics and Space Science Gregg Wade and an international team of collaborators, propose a novel mechanism - strong magnetic fields at the surfaces of hot stars - leading to the formation of “heavy” stellar-mass black holes as detected by the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) collaboration in the source GW150914. Their results were recently featured in the popular press.
- Nanosats of the BRITE space mission reveal the origins of fundamental structures in the wind of the supergiant star Zeta Puppis
- Novel diffraction grating based biosensor
- Can-X 7 Satellite Mission
- Can-X 7 Story in the Kingston Whig-Standard
- Space Science featured in MacLean's summary of RMC programs
- RMC Space Science Education and Research featured in Frontline Defence
- Physics at RMC, The First 125 Years (1876 to 2001)
ADS-B receiver launch
The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) is leading the way in research for tracking aircraft from space. The reception of aircraft-generated Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) signals by satellites in low Earth orbit will allow surveillance of aircraft over regions not covered by radar such as oceans and the high Arctic. An RMC ADS-B receiver is scheduled for launch on the CanX-7 nanosatellite (10 × 10 × 30 cm, 3.5 kg) in 2016 as a technology demonstrator for space-based monitoring of air traffic. Read article "Tracking Planes Over the Ocean Is About to Get Easier"