Canadensys completes grueling tests of all-metal lunar wheels

The dusty durability test bed. The wheels are attached to and driven by a rover power train while the circular testbed revolves. This picture was taken before the dust was added. It was never this clean again. Credit: Canadensys.

Designing, manufacturing and testing a set of lunar wheels for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) was well within the longstanding areas of expertise of Canadensys Aerospace's highly-skilled Stratford-based robotics team. But as Peter Visscher, General Manager of the Stratford Facility revealed in an interview with SpaceQ, there were still a lot of genuine surprises along the way to the successful conclusion of the project.

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About Craig Bamford

Craig started writing for SpaceQ in 2017 as their space culture reporter, shifting to Canadian business and startup reporting in 2019. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists, and has a Master's Degree in International Security from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He lives in Toronto.