On Monday, December 3rd, 2018, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques boarded the International Space Station following a successful launch on the Soyuz spacecraft earlier that day.
As part of the Radi-N2 experiment, BTI‘s bubble detectors were deployed on the Soyuz and David will use them to start conducting measurements in January. To commemorate the launch, David was given specially-made BTI stickers and patches, which were also brought on to the ISS.
To learn more about BTI’s bubble detectors, please view this page on our website. For more information on the launch, click here.
On December 3rd, 2018, 6 years after Chris Hadfield’s Radi-N2 mission, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will be launching to the International Space Station (ISS) to perform radiation measurements during his six-month mission. These measurements will be conducted as part of the Radi-N2 experiment, an experiment that measures astronauts’ exposure to potentially dangerous neutron radiation using bubble detectors – innovative Canadian technology provided by Bubble Technology Industries (BTI).
Through a partnership between BTI, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Let’s Talk Science, a project called Radi-N2 & You will be conducted as part of the Radi-N2 experiment, to foster youth engagement around the topic of radiation exposure. While David Saint-Jacques measures radiation levels with our bubble detectors in space, the Radi-N2 & You project will allow children across Canada to do the same on Earth.
Students and educators will be able to:
- Measure neutron radiation levels on Earth using bubble detectors made by Bubble Technology Industries;
- Collect and analyze data and compare their results with information from other participating classrooms in Canada as well as from the ISS;
- Learn about neutron radiation and its effects on human health;
- Develop critical thinking and data analysis skills.
To learn from about radiation and the Radi-N2 & You project from David Saint-Jacques, please visit this CSA webpage.
Image Credit: Canadian Space Agency
The Radi-N2 experiment aims to characterize neutron radiation in various locations of the International Space Station (ISS). As part of this experiment, bubble detectors produced by Bubble Technology Industries were deployed in the JPM1D5 area of the ISS. The dose information gathered from these detectors will be used to assess the neutron radiation exposure of astronauts onboard the ISS. For more information, please see NASA’s ISS On-Orbit Status Blog for September 6th, 2018.
From September 23-27 2018, Bubble Technology Industries will be showcasing its latest products at the CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Kansas City, Missouri. Come find us at booth no. 11 to learn about how our state-of-the-art radiation detection products can be used in commercial vehicle safety applications. For further inquiries on our products, feel free to contact us at email@example.com. Follow this link for more information on the conference.
BTI will be presenting recent results from the Matroshka-R and Radi-N2 experiments, which measure neutron radiation on the International Space Station (ISS) using BTI’s Bubble Detectors, at the 23rd annual Workshop on Radiation Monitoring for the International Space Station (WRMISS) held at the University of Fukui in Tsuruga, Japan, September 4th to 6th, 2018.
If you would like to meet with a BTI representative at WRMISS, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information on the conference can be found here.
Join Bubble Technology Industries at the 25th Conference on Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI) in Grapevine, Texas, USA from August 12th to 17th, 2018. The CAARI series brings together scientists, engineers, professors, physicians, and students from all over the world who use particle accelerators in their research and industrial applications. At the conference, BTI will be presenting a poster entitled “The Use of Fast Imaging Detectors for Security Applications”.
If you would like to meet with a BTI representative at CAARI, please contact us at email@example.com. Further information on the conference can be found here.
Lianne Ing, Vice President of BTI, assumed the role of Honorary Colonel for the 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron on July 12th, 2018. Based at Garrison Petawawa, the 427 Squadron provides aviation capabilities to the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, as well as support to other Canadian Armed Forces operations. Through her voluntary role as Honorary Colonel, Ms. Ing will serve as a bridge between the squadron and the public for her three-year term. She will provide counselling and mentorship, as well as advising the squadron’s senior leadership, when requested.
Having served more than 15 years with Bubble Technology Industries, Honorary Colonel Lianne D. Ing also serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of the Chamber’s Small & Medium Enterprise Committee. She is also currently serving on the Public Services and Procurement Canada Supplier Advisory Subcommittee on Supplier Relationship and Performance Management.
In the image below from left to right are: outgoing Honorary Colonel Del Lippert, Squadron Chief Warrant Officer Dan Landry, outgoing Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Clay Rook, and Lianne Ing as she was sworn in as the new Honorary Colonel for the 427 Squadron at Garrison Petawawa.
Photo by Bruce McIntyre, courtesy of the Eganville Leader
Dr. Martin Smith, Deputy Manager of R&D at BTI (shown third from left), was pleased to attend the grand opening of the Town of Deep River’s Unity Park on July 1, 2018. The children’s park was commenced in 2017 as a legacy project associated with Canada’s 150th anniversary. BTI contributed to the creation of the park, which will promote active play and outdoor education for local children.
Get the latest product updates from BTI at the 2018 National Homeland Security Conference, being held at the Sheraton Hotel in New York Times Square on July 10 to 12, 2018. Come and visit us at booth no. 102 to participate in hands-on demonstrations of our cutting-edge radiation detection products for homeland security applications. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BTI will be participating in the 2017 Radiation Detection Industry Day to be held at the Naval Sea Warfare Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Maryland on June 13th, 2017. BTI will be exhibiting its state-of-the-art portable radiation detection products for military, homeland security, and law enforcement applications, including the FlexSpec Backpack and RadCompass products. For additional information, please email email@example.com.