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Lunar Power Company STELLS Emerges From Stealth

STELLS Mobile Power Rover

After a year and a half of quiet research and development, Toronto-based STELLS has just emerged from stealth. They’re promising to resolve a potentially major problem with operations on the Moon in the years ahead: powering equipment (especially rovers) in the shadow of lunar craters.

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First Commercial Lunar Launch Just Weeks Away, Includes Canadian Payloads

ispace HAKUTO lunar lander

Japanese lunar exploration company ispace will attempt to become the first commercial company to land on the Moon with their Mission 1 (M1). The launch window is currently set for November 9-15, 2022 and will fly on a SpaceX Falcon 9. Two Canadian payloads will be onboard, including the first AI demonstration computer. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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NASA Bets on CubeRover to Survive Frigid Cold Lunar Nights

CubeRover

NASA is counting on Astrobotic’s CubeRover’s batteries and electronics to survive the frigid lunar night, where temperatures can plummet as low as – 200 C. 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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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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