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Contributions awarded under LEAP

Summary

Contributions summary
Date of publication Announcement of opportunity Contributions
Technology development: to support the development of technologies targeting the lunar economy and looking to be included into lunar mission supply chains, by . $8.54 million
Capability demonstration: to support the demonstration of two lunar technology payloads and their launch to the Moon, by . $6.3 million

Additional funding opportunities, including those related to LEAP, can be found on our list of opportunities in research and development, and space innovation.

Technology development

Following a Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP) Technology development Announcement of opportunity (AO) issued in , the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) awarded contributions to support the Canadian space industry in the development of technologies targeting the lunar economy with the goal of being included in lunar mission supply chains by .

Technology development List of contributions awarded
Organization Contribution value Proposal
Mission Control Space Services Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario
$1,168,387 Commercial Lunar Payload Operations and Data Management System
Lumibird Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
$441,003 OPALS Enabling Autonomous Robotics in the New Space Economy
Integrity Testing Laboratory Inc.
Markham, Ontario
$1,549,000 Innovative Lunar Dust Mitigation Technologies – Performance Evaluation on the Moon and in Ground Simulators
NGC Aerospace Ltd.
Sherbrooke, Quebec
$785,413 Relative Navigation and Hazard Detection & Avoidance Integration for Commercial Landers
Felix & Paul Studios Inc.
Montreal, Quebec
$482,607 FPS Lunar EVA Immersive Camera (LEIC)
COM DEV Limited (Honeywell Aerospace)
Cambridge, Ontario
$1,452,250 Broadband Optical Lunar Datalink (BOLD)
Avalon Space
Toronto, Ontario
$1,499,836 Mission Data Tool for New Space Science & Exploration
Burloak Technologies
Oakville, Ontario
$1,162,330 Additive Manufacturing (AM) Advancements in Material & Structural Components for the Overall Weight Reduction of Lunar Rovers

Capability demonstration

Following a Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP) Capability demonstration AO issued in , the CSA awarded contributions to support the Canadian space industry in the demonstration of two lunar technology payloads and their launch to the Moon, by .

Capability demonstration List of contributions awarded
Organization Contribution value Proposal
Mission Control Space Services Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario
$3,042,959 Fullstack Exploration – A Demonstration of Flight and Ground Software Technologies to Augment Autonomy for Lunar Rovers
Canadensys Aerospace Corporation
Caledon, Ontario
$2,498,664 Canadian Smart Lunar Vision System Performance Validation & Capability Demonstration
NGC Aerospace Ltd.
Sherbrooke, Quebec
$726,249 Crater-Based Absolute Navigation Demonstration

Contact

Should you have any questions regarding LEAP, contact us at paelexploration-explorationleap@asc-csa.gc.ca.

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