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
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
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.
Click here for
a list of recent publications.
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).