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The Canadian Space Agency issues Moon program Invitation to Qualify including NASA’s PRISM Program

Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program

As a next step for its $250 million Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has issued an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) notice. The invitation is open until October 29, 2021. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Mapping ice and volatiles at the Moon’s South Pole

Lunar south pole mosaic - annotated

While in-situ Moon resources may be the key to any future lunar space-based economy, finding those resources is a key challenge. Surrey Satellite Technology’s Samantha Rowe, speaking at the 2021 Smallsat conference, presented a small satellite mission that includes Canadian participation that may lay the foundation for lunar resource exploitation.  This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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The solar systems icy moons with Ingrid Daubar

Artist's rendering of NASA's Europa mission spacecraft

In this episode of the Space Economy podcast we discuss the icy moons of the solar system including their potential for future In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU). This is the seventh of ten episodes in our special series Doing Business in the Solar System hosted by Elizabeth Howell.

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Moonlight, an ESA constellation of communication and navigation satellites around the Moon

Artis illustration of lunar communications and navigation satellites

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected two consortia to conduct preliminary studies for a potential future communication and navigation constellation around the Moon known as Moonlight. The opportunity is open to Canadian companies and MDA UK is participating. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Upstart SpaceX will ferry NASA astronauts to the Moon’s surface on Starship

Illustration of SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry the first NASA astronauts to the surface of the Moon under the Artemis program. SpaceX

NASA has selected SpaceX's Starship to ferry astronauts from lunar orbit to the surface as part of the Artemis program. It is a significant victory in the history of upstart SpaceX who have transformed access to space by doing what others said wasn't possible, economically or technically. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology …

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A Canadian astronaut will be on the first NASA Artemis mission to the Moon

Earth rise as seen from Apollo 8 as it rounded the Moon

When we heard that the Government of Canada with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) was going to make a “major announcement” on space exploration today, we immediately thought of NASA’s Artemis program and that it related to Canadian astronauts going to the Moon. What we didn’t suspect is that through a new agreement with NASA, that Canada would be sending an astronaut on the first …

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