Uploaded on November 10, 2021
Canada is designing a rover for Moon exploration
2021-11-10 – The Canadian Space Agency is preparing for a Canadian rover to explore a polar region of the Moon within the next five years. Two Canadian companies, MDA and Canadensys, have been selected to design lunar rover concepts.
The mission will demonstrate key technologies and accomplish meaningful science. The rover will carry at least two science instruments. Its mission will aim to gather imagery, measurements, and data on the surface of the Moon, as well as to have the rover survive an entire night on the Moon. Lunar nights, which last about 14 Earth days, are extremely cold and dark, posing a significant technological challenge.
(Credit: Canadian Space Agency)
Canada is going to the Moon
We’ve selected two rover concepts
designed by Canadian companies
MDA and Canadensys
to survive the lunar night
Up to two weeks
of constant darkness
and bitter cold
A mission at the Moon’s south pole
over rough, dusty terrain
testing key technologies
mobility and navigation
Using science instruments
to explore the Moon
and find water ice
locating the hydrogen and oxygen
that will propel us to Mars
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