Tag Archives: Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program

Canadensys Aerospace Built Imagers Set for Lunar Launch

An imager built by Canadensys Aerospace that will be on the Intuitive Machines IM-1 lunar mission

The upcoming second launch of a NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) mission to the Moon will include imagers from Canadensys Aerospace for the International Lunar Observatory Association and Intuitive Machines. The latter was partially funded by the Canadian Space Agency through the Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program.

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Magellan Aerospace Continuing Quiet Development of MAPLE Lunar Penetrator

Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program

Back in 2020, the Canadian Space Agency announced a variety of contracts focused on lunar exploration as part of the Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP). These contracts, the Lunar Surface Autonomous Science Payloads (LSASP), were focused on developing payloads, instruments and/or subsystems that involve "highly visible science mission enabling capabilities." This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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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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