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Spacesim is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to teaching people about space, as well as fostering a love and respect of the "final frontier." Explore our site to learn more about Spacesim, and we hope you enjoy your visit.


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Welcome to Spacesim.org!

About Spacesim

We welcome you to the official website of the Ottawa-Carleton Educational Space Simulation (OCESS for short).
— Informally called Spacesim, OCESS is a non-profit organization that promotes a greater understanding of space exploration and research in students of all ages.
— By conducting a 96-hour simulated mission to a chosen planet, moon, or asteroid, Spacesim strives to foster initiative and responsibility in its members, while instilling love and respect of space and science.
— Feel free to explore our site. There is always something new and interesting happening at Spacesim.org. Click on any of the links below to start exploring:
About Us: Contains information about Spacesim's Mission Statement, History, Contact Information and more.
Education: Features descriptions of space-related programs offered to school-children of all ages.
Archives: Contains information about past missions, downloadable files and images, and previous meeting minutes.
Mission: Features details about Spacesim's simulated mission to Mars in the 2007-2008 school year, as well as information about past missions
If you would like to visit our facilities on Albert St., please contact us. In the Downloads section you can find maps to help you get there.

Parents please read:
  - the Letter to Parents and
  - the more about space sim document.

Map of 440 Albert Street, ground floor
Our room is W027
Street map for 440 Albert St

The software suite

OCESS Procedures Manual (not updated)
OCESS Procedures Manual MSWord version

Subsim software for Europa ocean exploration
Notes for TRANSORB transfer orbit planning software.
Integrating software and hardware primer
Europa return planning document
Mission Iapetus planning document
Flight training(updated Sept. 25, 2016)
  • note the following changes to file names
    1. the training flight software (MC's flight mirror software) is now called mirror.exe
    2. the piloting software is called flight.exe
    3. start the hab engineering software with engSThab.exe
    4. MC telemetry software is telem.exe; MC engineering starts from this application
  • there are a number of changes to software that may alter the way some of the training procedures work
  • each of the specific training sessions has a pdf file which provides an overview the goals and procedures as well as specific instructions
  • the full-screen applications require WIN98 or XP to run
Parallax Software and Data (updated Nov. 2, 2012; updates to database and additional features in software, download and overwrite all files)

Nov. 23, 2017
There will be no work session tomorrow (Nov. 24, 2017)
Contact Dr. Magwood (613 513-8639) if you if you have any questions.




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