International Lunar Observatory Association and Canadensys Aerospace Commence ILO-1 and ILO-2 Mission Development

Sep 22, 2022

(Paris, France / Kamuela, Hawai’i/Toronto, Canada – Thursday 22 September 2022) Following detailed discussions at the International Astronautical Congress in Paris this week, the International Lunar Observatory Association and Canadensys Aerospace have reached an agreement to concurrently begin development of the prime instruments for ILO-1 and ILO-2 Moon South Pole observatories.

Steve Durst, ILOA Founder and Director, stated “These flagship ILOA Missions will be designed for strategic lunar locations on Malapert Mountain and Shackleton Crater Rim. We are pleased to confirm the ILO-X instrument developer, Canadensys Aerospace, will also develop the main lunar instruments for ILO-1 and ILO-2.”

Christian Sallaberger, Canadensys President & CEO, added “We are honored to be chosen by ILOA to lead the development of ILO-1 and ILO-2 instruments. As the ILO-X precursor observatory awaits its launch to the Moon in early 2023 aboard Intuitive Machines IM-1, we are excited to now turn our attention to these flagship missions.”

About ILOA

The International Lunar Observatory Association was created is to expand human understanding of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon. ILOA is an inter-global non-profit enterprise incorporated in Hawai’i in 2007. The primary goals of its flagship ILO-1 and ILO-2 robotic observatories are long-term astronomy, science and exploration at the Moon South Pole. ILOA welcomes input from astronautics, astrophysics, commerce and science communities for these evolving missions and payloads.  

About Canadensys Aerospace

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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