Canadian Space Agency funds study of water ice on the Moon

Media advisory

Longueuil, Quebec,  — The Canadian Space Agency is awarding a $200,000 grant to the University of Sherbrooke to support Dr. Myriam Lemelin's participation in the mission science team for NASA's Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER). The mission will map the location of ice deposits and study soil samples near the south pole of the Moon.

Dr. Myriam Lemelin was selected by NASA to contribute her expertise in remote sensing to help learn more about the composition of water ice and geological processes.

Media representatives interested in talking to a Canadian Space Agency expert or the Canadian researcher may contact:

Canadian Space Agency expert or the Canadian researcher contact list
Expert Contact
Canadian Space Agency
Caroline-Emmanuelle Morisset,
Program Scientist (Planetary Science)
Canadian Space Agency Media Relations Office
University of Sherbrooke
Dr. Myriam Lemelin,
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Geomatics
Media Relations

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