Canadensys Aerospace Corporation Receives Amendment to Canadian Space Agency Lunar Rover Mission Contract  

Feb 9, 2022

(Toronto, ON – Wednesday, February 9, 2022) Canadensys Aerospace Corporation has received an amendment with a $270,000 funding increase to its Lunar Rover Mission (LRM) Phase A contract. The amendment also includes authorization from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for Canadensys to start planning for the integration of the NASA-contributed payload on to the LRM. This additional funding will ensure the final rover design is optimal for the full international payload suite. 

“This continued support by the Canadian Space Agency enables collaborative work and rapid progress on the LRM Project with our major partners in the US,” says Christian Sallaberger, President & CEO at Canadensys. 

“APL is proud to be leading the NASA-contributed science payload elements. We have a history of working with Canadensys and are thrilled to be working with them again on a lunar surface mission and with their entire Canadian team on this historic Canada/US collaborative project,” says Benjamin Greenhagen, Principal Investigator on LRM’s US science payload from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. 

The Canadensys led Canadian lunar rover mission team is comprised of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, NASA Ames Research Center, NGC Aerospace, Maya Heat Transfer Technologies, Nokia, Bubble Technology Industries, Waves in Space, Simon Fraser University, Avalon Space, Western University, the University of Winnipeg, l’Université de Sherbrooke, Centre des Technologies Avancées, Leap Biosystems and Surrey Satellite Technology. The team’s scientific investigators are among the leading lunar researchers in Canada and the US, and are affiliated with the core team organizations as well as Arizona State University, Southern Methodist University, the University of Alberta, and York University. 

“Our lunar rover activities have now entered a very exciting phase. Breadboard and risk mitigation testing in support of the lunar rover program has commenced at Canadensys facilities in Toronto and Stratford,” says Jim Middleton, LRM Program Executive and Director of Operations at Canadensys. 

Canadensys Aerospace is Canada’s leading lunar rover development company. After completing several multi-year contracts to conduct lunar rover mission studies, develop key technology components, and designing, building and delivering to the CSA a prototype of the lunar rover, Canadensys is now executing the Phase A conceptual design of the flight program for the CSA. 

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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