Once again, Timmins will play host to an international gathering of scientists deploying high-altitude experiments. France’s Centre National d’Etude Spatiale (CNES) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)will be looking to the skies of Timmins again this year, to complete another Stratospheric Balloon launch campaign.
Timmins is a favoured site of the scientific community due to its latitude, wind and weather conditions, on-site infrastructure and geography.

In August 2018, the CNES and CSA signed a letter of intent to continue working with the City of Timmins – expressing their intent to extend the implementation arrangement, considering the possibility of including new elements for the benefit of their respective user communities. In August 2019, the teams will be returning to Timmins to complete another four launches.

“Last year, five stratospheric balloon launches occurred in Timmins, with experiments ranging from climate change studies to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects,” explained Mayor George Pirie. “The City of Timmins welcomes back the international scientific community, and we all look forward to another year of successful stratospheric balloon launches.”

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