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

Artis illustration of lunar communications and navigation satellites. Credit: ESA.

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.

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