Tag Archives: Moon

Lunar Rover Mobility

Peter Visscher of Ontario Drive and Gear presented this talk titled “Critical Mobility Technologies to Enable Long Term Lunar Surface Activity” at the 2012 Canadian Space Summit. Peter’s company has been funded by the Canadian Space Agency to work on lunar rover prototypes. NASA has expressed an interest in using one of Canada’s lunar rovers for a future moon mission as part of a Canadian …

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Exploring the Moon's South Pole a Canadian Objective

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has spent the past three years putting “considerable emphasis” on lunar exploration technologies, according to the paper Advanced technology Development for Space Exploration at the Canadian Space Agency being presented at the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group this week.

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The Case for a Decadal-Scale Robotic Lunar Exploration Program

The concept of mining on the moon is “embryonic”, notes Dale Boucher, a researcher from the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT), but with the right economic argument there will be companies interested in getting involved. Boucher co-authored the paper Assessing the Resource Potential of the Moon: The Case for a Decadal-Scale Robotic Lunar Exploration Program presented at this weeks Lunar Exploration Analysis Group meeting.

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Canadian Ideas at the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group 2010 Meeting

Each fall the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group gather to discuss the exploration of the moon. The focus of the meeting this year will be using the Moon as a target for solar system exploration, science, commerce, education, and technology development. The meeting takes place in Washington starting today through Thursday. Canadian participation in the meeting is strong once again this year and SpaceRef will provide …

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Canada and the International Space Exploration Coordination Group

The main success of the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) is allowing Canada to keep an eye out on what other countries are doing and to develop programs in parallel, according to the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Victoria Hipkin. The program scientist for planetary exploration is a co-author on a paper explaining ISECG’s importance; it will be presented at the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group …

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Canadian Space Agency Issues RFP for Moon Rover Prototypes

The Canadian Space Agency today issued a call for proposals to build two Lunar Exploration Light Rover (LELR) prototypes at maximum cost of $11 million per rover. Up to two contracts will be awarded with each contract requiring a prototype to be built. Only one contract will be awarded per bidder. Proposals are due by August 17th.

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