Dr. Brendan Quine

Prof. Brendan Quine

D. Phil. (Oxon.), P. Eng (Ontario)


Associate Professor

Space Engineering and Planetary Physics

256 Petrie Science and Engineering Building
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
York University
4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Tel: (416) 736-2100 x 33483    Fax: (416) 736-5516 
E-mail: bquine@yorku.ca

Brendan Quine maintains a keen interest in spacecraft, space structures and mechatronic instrumentation. He has been involved with numerous space projects providing a wide range of  expertise from the design of complete subsystems to the test and certification of third party space equipment. 

In collaboration with Thoth Technology Inc. he is currently developing a mission to Mars called Northern Light which will explore new regions of the planet. As part of this mission he recently spent his sabbatical year establishing the mission's ground station at the Algonquin Radio Observatory. Brendan is a member of the York University Argus team that is currently operating a pollution monitoring spectrometer in low Earth orbit on the CanX-2 spacecraft. This technology was awarded the Canadian Astronautics and Space Institute Alouette award in 2010. Brendan is the inventor of a novel space elevator construction technology which has attracted world-wide interest.

He, his collaborators and his graduate team are exploring the application of space and related technologies to research themes that include astronomy, climate change, exploration and navigation.

Selected Pulications

Click here for a list of recent publications.

Media Clips

Northern Light Mars mission and the Beaver Rover at Algonquin Radio Observatory on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet, Dec. 2010 (clip).

Space Elevator in CNN Technology. Can scientists make a space elevator? Nov. 2009 (article).

Space Elevator on CTV. Canadian couple shoots for stars with space elevator, live from Petrie Science and Engineering Building, York University, Jul. 2009 (clip).

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