Tag Archives: Lunar Gateway

9 additional space agencies support international lunar and Mars exploration efforts

ntuitive Machines robotic Moon lander is part of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services

The International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) has released a supplement to its Global Exploration Roadmap (GER) focused on updates to the Lunar Surface Exploration scenario. In the update, ISECG confirmed that its membership has swelled to 24 space agencies from 15. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. …

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New Conservative leader Erin O’Toole supports the space sector

New Conservative Party Leader Erin O'Toole

The new leader of the Conservative Party is Erin O'Toole, a former member of Royal Canadian Air Force, a lawyer, and in the previous Harper Conservative government, the Minister of Veterans Affairs. In an interview with SpaceQ last fall shortly before the 2019 Federal Election, O'Toole provided some insights on Conservative Party space policies. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. …

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MDA awarded first Canadarm3 contract

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

The Canadian Space Agency has awarded a pre-phase A contract to MDA for Canadarm3 integration support. It is the first Lunar Gateway contract awarded under Canada's $2.05 billion long term commitment to the Moon. The contract comes less than a month after the government announced that MDA had been selected to be the prime contractor for Canadarm3. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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What does a possible Democratic President mean for the US space program

Artist illustration of NASA's Human Landing System for the Artemis program.

The US election is just over three months away, and although a lot could happen between now and then, the Democrats will likely keep their majority in the House, could get a majority in the Senate, and win the Presidency. Would the US space program be radically changed? Would NASA's plans for the Moon change? These are some of the questions we'll try to answer. …

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Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program Instruments RFP Issued

Peregrine lander

The Canadian Space Agency today released the Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program Phase 0 scientific instruments request for proposals. The RFP was expected and follows a May Letter of Intent notice issued by the CSA. 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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Artemis Accords – Considerations for Canada

Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program

In part 1 of this series, we considered the Executive Order issued by the U.S. President on “Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources”, dated 6 April 2020, and what this might imply for Canada if it signed onto supporting the order.

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