Tag Archives: Artemis Program

The Lunar VIPER rover and the space economy

NASA lunar VIPER rover

NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, known as the VIPER rover, is a precursor science mission for the Artemis program. It is scheduled to be delivered to the surface of the Moon in December 2022. It’s also important to the space economy.

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A Canadian astronaut will be on the first NASA Artemis mission to the Moon

Earth rise as seen from Apollo 8 as it rounded the Moon

When we heard that the Government of Canada with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) was going to make a “major announcement” on space exploration today, we immediately thought of NASA’s Artemis program and that it related to Canadian astronauts going to the Moon. What we didn’t suspect is that through a new agreement with NASA, that Canada would be sending an astronaut on the first …

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MDA gets $22.8 million Canadarm3 Phase A contract

An artist’s concept of Canada’s smart robotic system, Canadarm3

When the Canadarm3 is built it will be the most advanced AI capable robotics arm ever developed for use in space and will be a critical element of the Lunar Gateway. Today the Canadian Space Agency announced that it had awarded MDA a $22.8 million contract to "establish the technical requirements to build Canadarm3." This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. …

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The Canadian Space Agency seeks proposals for AI and AR space robotics

An artist’s concept of Canada’s smart robotic system, Canadarm3

As part of a broader government initiative to harness Canadian expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Canadian Space Agency is looking to assess and develop a roadmap for the use of AI and Augmented Reality (AR) in the space robotics sector. 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 …

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