NASA Awards Rapid IV On-Ramp II Contracts for Spacecraft Systems

WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA has awarded three contracts under the on-ramp feature of the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV (Rapid IV) contract. These multi-agency contracts are available to support all NASA centers and other federal agencies.

The awardees are:

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Space, Littleton, Colorado
  • QinetiQ Space NV, Kruibeke, Belgium
  • Space Flight Laboratory, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, Toronto, Canada
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MDA Awarded Initial Design Phase Contract for Lunar Rover

Engages expert pan-Canadian team of small businesses, scientists and academics

BRAMPTON, Ont. (MDA PR) — MDA Ltd. (TSX:MDA), a leading provider of advanced technology and services to the rapidly-expanding global space industry, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to undertake a Phase A initial design study for a Canadian Lunar Rover mission to the Moon.

As part of the CSA’s Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP), the Lunar Rover will advance eight key technologies that are foundational building blocks for planetary rovers, including mobility, communications, operations, thermal control for lunar night survival, power generation and storage, and semi-autonomous plus autonomous operations.

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