(Toronto, Ontario – March 29, 2023) Canadensys Aerospace is pleased to announce that its multi-camera AI-enabled lunar 360-degree imaging system is now in lunar orbit aboard the Japanese ispace Hakuto-R lunar lander. While in orbit, the system collected some initial images of our Moon.
Shortly after Hakuto-R lands on the Moon, the system will be used to image the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the United Arab Emirates Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) rovers. The landing is expected to occur late April 2023.
“This lunar imaging system was designed primarily to image rovers and the lunar surface at close range. We are thrilled that the system is also capable of imaging at significantly longer distances. The quality of the lunar images received to date are intensifying our excitement as we await the lunar landing and use of our system on the Moon,” says Frank Teti, General Manager at Canadensys Toronto facility.
“We thank the Canadian Space Agency for contributing some of the funding to enable our mission and ispace for their continued excellent operation and help getting the images back to Earth,” added Christian Sallaberger, President and CEO of Canadensys Aerospace.
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Canadensys Aerospace Corporation is one of Canada’s most innovative space systems companies servicing customers around the world. We blend our advanced space hardware capabilities with smart, ruggedized 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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