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Michael Daly

Expert in planetary exploration, simulation and space-flight instrumentation


Lassonde School of Engineering - Earth & Space Science & Engineering

York Research Chair

Phone: (416) 736 -2100 Ext. 22066

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Lassonde School of Engineering Profile
Planetary Exploration Instrumentation Laboratory
Toronto Star - Canada’s space-bound laser has eyes for asteroid
Global News - Canadian Space Agency to launch laser on near-Earth asteroid mission
The Globe and Mail - How a space robot will ‘slow dance’ with an asteroid, thanks to Canada
Ottawa Citizen - Canada joins mission to asteroid that could some day hit earth
YFile - Groundbreaking York University research advanced by more than $9 million from province
YFile - York U researchers receive more than $3 million in infrastructure funding from CFi
YFile - York University celebrates its leading researchers
The Globe and Mail - Canadian laser system begins long voyage to explore asteroid
Radio Canada International - Canadian laser on its way to explore asteroid
CBC Radio - NASA aerospace engineer says we need to do more to stop killer asteroids - NASA to map Asteroid Bennu from the ground up
Space Daily - NASA to map Asteroid Bennu from the ground up


York Research Chair in Planetary Science - 2015

McCurdy Award - 2018
Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute


Canadian Planetary Simulator (CAPS) facility, York University
Team lead

OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA)
Principal investigator, lead instrument scientist

Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science

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