Three Canadian companies have received funding from the Canadian Space Agency to test their technologies in the harsh environment of the Moon. Canadensys Aerospace Corporation will demonstrate an AI-enabled operational lunar 360-degree imaging system, including multiple cameras. Mission Control will test two technologies: an AI algorithm to classify types of lunar geological features and a software for remote operations on deep-space missions. NGC Aerospace will test a navigation system, similar to the GPS technology used on Earth.
For the past decade, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen has been fortunate to be invited by numerous Indigenous communities to sit with Elders and Knowledge Keepers. They have blessed him with knowledge and teachings that he carries with him as he prepares for the historic Artemis II mission. It was important to Jeremy to recognize the importance of traditional knowledge and Indigenous Peoples of Canada as he represents our country in space. Hear from Anishinaabe artist Henry Guimond and David Courchene III, Leader of the Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng First Nation (Manitoba), who worked with Jeremy to create a patch that he will wear in space with great humility.