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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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Canadensys and MDA win Canadian lunar rover contracts

Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program

Earlier this week Public Services and Procurement Canada posted notice that Canadensys Aerospace Corporation and MDA Ltd. had been awarded contracts for the Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP) Lunar Rover Phase A. The two companies and their respective teams now have up to eight months to make their case as the Canadian Space Agency will downselect to one winning bid to build Canada's first lunar …

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The Canadian Space Agency issues Moon program Invitation to Qualify including NASA’s PRISM Program

Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program

As a next step for its $250 million Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has issued an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) notice. The invitation is open until October 29, 2021. 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 Canadian Space Agency issues LEAP Lunar Rover Phase A tender

Notional Lunar Rover Mission (LRM) International Context.

Less than a week after ISED Minister François-Philippe Champagne participated in his first official public event with the Canadian Space Agency, the expected Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program Lunar Rover Phase A tender has been released. 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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