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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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Wyvern receives $4M for agriculture emissions study

AAC Clyde Space Epic 6U platform to be used for Wyvern

Wyvern Space will be receiving a $4 million investment from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) as part of a three-year project studying how to reduce domestic agriculture emissions. 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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The James Webb Space Telescope stretches out its sunshield in space

James Webb Space Telescope sunshield tensioning

The sunshield of the James Webb Space Telescope is fully unfurled. The newly launched NASA observatory – which includes Canadian contributions – passed this engineering milestone on Tuesday (Jan. 4), less than two weeks after launching on a flagship mission to better understand the universe's evolution and various cosmic objects. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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