Canadian technologies heading to the Moon

Media advisory

Longueuil, Quebec,  — Earlier today, the Intuitive Machines-1 (IM-1) mission launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Canadian technologies. IM‑1, developed under the Artemis program, is headed to the Moon. If the landing is successful, these will be the first Canadian technologies to be operated on the Moon since the Apollo missions.

As part of this mission, Canadensys Aerospace Corporation is expected to demonstrate its 360-degree imaging systems, one of which was partially funded through the Canadian Space Agency's Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP).

Other Canadian technologies from Canadensys and MDA Ltd. are also flying on IM-1.

  • Canadensys designed and built a lunar astronomical observatory and provided operational cameras that are an integral part of this and subsequent lunar landers.
  • MDA Ltd. was also selected by Intuitive Machines to provide lunar landing sensors that are aboard the mission. These sensors will help the spacecraft measure the distance to the surface of the Moon as the IM‑1 lander Odysseus descends.

Media who wish to interview a Canadian Space Agency (CSA) expert, or representatives from the Canadian companies, may contact the CSA Media Relations Office.

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