Space Science and Exploration

Participating Faculties: Science (host), Engineering, Social Science
Project Leaders: G. Osinski, P. Brown
Total Project Funding: $475,000
Funding Period: Three years


The Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) at Western proposes to capture the excitement and interest in the exploration of space to develop Canada’s first integrated learning program in Space Science and Exploration. Space science is truly interdisciplinary and it touches on all aspects of our everyday lives. At the same time, the design of spacecraft and space systems represent one of the most challenging engineering feats of our time. Because of this, Space Science and Exploration, ignites interest and motivates young minds to pursue education and careers in the sciences, engineering and high-tech sectors. Funding from this IDI will support 3 key aspects of the integrated training program: 

  • Planetary Science undergraduate degree

  • Professional Masters in Space Science and Exploration

  • Collaborative Graduate Program in Planetary Science and Exploration