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Government of Canada to award MDA Lunar Gateway External Robotics Interfaces contract

A full view of the Lunar Gateway including Canadarm3, a Canadian contribution to be built by MDA

Today ISED Minister François-Philippe Champagne made official what we knew was coming which was that MDA will "design, manufacture, test, and deliver robotics interfaces" so that the Canadarm3 can operate on the NASA led Lunar Gateway. 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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Upstart SpaceX will ferry NASA astronauts to the Moon’s surface on Starship

Illustration of SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry the first NASA astronauts to the surface of the Moon under the Artemis program. SpaceX

NASA has selected SpaceX's Starship to ferry astronauts from lunar orbit to the surface as part of the Artemis program. It is a significant victory in the history of upstart SpaceX who have transformed access to space by doing what others said wasn't possible, economically or technically. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology …

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What futuristic innovative advanced concepts is NASA funding?

Illustration of a conceptual lunar railway system selected for an early-stage feasibility study within the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program is similar in some respect to the Canadian Space Agency's Space Technology Development Program (STDP). So what innovative technologies has NIAC funded this year and what should Canadian stakeholders be paying attention to? 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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