Canadensys Aerospace Awarded Lunar Agriculture & Food Production Contract

Jun 2, 2022

(Toronto, ON – Thursday, June 2, 2022) Canadensys Aerospace Corporation (Canadensys) has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to develop a concept for the Agriculture & Food Production elements of Canada’s Lunar Surface Exploration Initiative. The objective of the lunar greenhouse is to grow food on the Moon to supply future human outposts and bases.

Frank Teti, General Manager of the Canadensys Toronto facility states, “Local food production is one of the big challenges facing long-term human stays on the Moon.  We look forward to developing the architectures and roadmaps that will allow Canada to play a significant role in assuring a sustainable food supply on the lunar surface, for our astronauts and those of our international partners.” 

 “Canadensys is an internationally recognized industrial leader in lunar plant growth technology, with partnerships with NASA and leading academic research institutions in Canada and the US.  Bringing our years of experience and expertise, we are excited to craft a Canadian national strategy for lunar food production, and we are honoured that the Canadian government has selected us for this work”, adds Christian Sallaberger, Canadensys Aerospace President & CEO.

About Canadensys Aerospace Corporation

Canadensys Aerospace Corporation is a space systems and advanced vehicle development company founded on the heritage and expertise that spans a number of Canada’s historic space achievements of the last three decades. We blend our innovative space hardware capabilities with smart, ruggedized vehicle designs to develop unique solutions for planetary, orbital and terrestrial environments based on modern, commercial business approaches to space program and mission development.

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