About The Workshop
Join us in this first Canadian Lunar Workshop on this exciting journey as Canada reaches for the Moon!
The Government of Canada has invested in the Lunar Exploration Acceleration Program (LEAP) as a cornerstone of Exploration, Imagination, Innovation: A New Space Strategy for Canada which was announced on March 6, 2019. LEAP is a five year investment that supports space technology development and in-space demonstration, as well as science missions. Its aim is to expand and prepare Canada’s space sector, particularly small and medium sized enterprises, for future exploration missions by offering technology development, science and mission opportunities in lunar orbit, on the Moon’s surface, on the Lunar Gateway outpost, or further into deep space. The NASA led Lunar Gateway will be an outpost orbiting the moon, providing vital support for a sustainable, long term human return to the surface of the moon, as well as a staging point for deep space exploration. This workshop provides a forum for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to present an overview of the LEAP program and for the community to showcase recent research, LEAP projects, and ideas for Gateway utilization. Large infrastructure contributions are outside the scope of this first workshop. The workshop will be fully virtual. CSA is committed to fostering a diverse and equitable Exploration community in Canada and seeks an inclusive workshop that enriches Canada’s contribution to lunar exploration. We encourage diverse teams to participate.