Uploaded on November 14, 2022
Lunar exploration: The Canadian lunar rover and its payloads
2022-10-18 – The Canadian Space Agency plans to send a rover to the Moon as early as 2026 to explore a polar region. The Canadian company Canadensys was selected to build the rover and the payloads.
The rover will carry six scientific instruments (five Canadian and one American).
The mission will demonstrate key technologies and accomplish meaningful science. Its objectives are 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
Canadian company Canadensys and its partners
will build the Canadian lunar rover
as well as develop the Canadian payloads
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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