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3D imaging may be first step to real-life Metaverse

The Maxar metaverse

Maxar Technologies’ Dan Nord, SVP & GM of Enterprise Earth Intelligence,  delivered a keynote at the GeoIgnite Conference on March 1st that started by sounding familiar notes about Maxar's past and present. But it transitioned to a surprising future: one where Maxar's imagery becomes the key basis for the so-called "Metaverse." This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, …

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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.

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. This …

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