CSA updates Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program AO’s

Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP). Credit: Canadian Space Agency.

With the Coronavirus COVID-19 creating havoc for business, the Canadian Space Agency has provided the following updates to two Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program announcement of opportunities.

The email was below was circulated yesterday on one of the CSA’s mailing lists.

The Government of Canada is currently taking multiple actions to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is also working to help businesses during this challenging period.

The Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP) has currently two ongoing Announcements of Opportunity (AO). The CSA wants to make sure all interested organizations have enough the time to submit proposals. Thus, we would like to bring to your attention the following changes in dates:

  • For the Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program Technology development, reception of letters of intent for this AO will begin on May 1st, 2020 (previously March 20, 2020). There is no modification to the deadline: this AO will be open continuously until March 31, 2022 or until complete subscription of the total amount of the AO. Letters of Intent and Complete Applications will be reviewed and evaluated in the order of reception.
  • For the Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program Capability Demonstration, the application deadline for cycle 1 had been postponed to May 22, 2020 (previously April 17, 2020). Application deadlines for subsequent cycles remain unchanged.

Should you have any questions regarding LEAP, please visit our Frequently asked questions section or contact us at [email protected]

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