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The Canadian tech leading path to moon living

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On November 14, the federal government $43 million deal We commissioned Canadensis Aerospace Corporation to build Canada’s first lunar rover.

Candensys Aerospace partners with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and NASA to Commercial Lunar Payload ServiceAccording to a CSA press release, the rover is scheduled to land in the lunar south pole region as early as 2026.

Canadensys Aerospace creates rovers that operate in complete darkness to survive lunar nights lasting up to 14 Earth days.

Canadensys Aerospace in Bolton, Ontario, has begun designing and building a rover to explore the moon for water ice as part of a decades-long international mission.

“The moon is a very difficult place because it’s very cold – 200 degrees Celsius at night and +100 degrees Celsius during the day,” Kandensis Aerospace CEO Christian Sarah Burger told CTV Thursday. told Your Morning.

“It’s a tough place to design things, not only because of the crazy temperature changes, but also because of the high radiation environment.”

The southern side of the Moon is particularly difficult to explore due to its position relative to the Sun. The Sun continues to illuminate the top of the crater near the South Pole of the Moon, but no sunlight reaches the interior of the crater, which is permanently in shadow.

The moon’s harsh environment requires scientists and engineers to create lunar-safe products that can withstand extreme temperatures.

“We can’t use pneumatic rubber tires on the moon because there is no atmosphere,” Sallaberger said. “So we have a compliant his wheel that uses a mechanical mechanism to give the tire the expected bounce.”

The rover has several “science payloadContains devices and sensors for collecting lunar data. Five payloads are from Canada and one from the United States.

one of the payloads provided by Bubble Technology Industries, Chalk River, Ontariocan detect the presence of iron and calcium and hydrogen that can help scientists find water ice.

In addition to building the rover, Canadensys will create three payloads. The Lyman Alpha Imager to identify surface water ice, the Multispectral Imager to identify lunar minerals, and the MSI Macro to collect similar data at high resolution through mineralogy. Radiation is measured with equipment from Teledyne DALSA, Waterloo, Ontario. Company.

“We have two goals,” says Sallaberger. “On the engineering side … we are preparing for bigger rovers and manned missions eventually. But on the scientific side, the main goal is to find water.”

For humans to live on the moon for a long time, we need a sustainable water source. Sallaberger says the moon’s south pole likely has water ice in a shadowed crater.

“It is very exciting to be part of the human effort to return to the Moon and expand the Earth’s socio-economic sphere,” Sarah Burger said.

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