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Canadian Space Agency and MDA to host public event introducing the Lunar Gateway Program and Canadarm3.

Canada’s leading space innovator and builder of the historic Canadarm2, MDA, announced they are seeking partners to develop AI algorithms for Canadarm3. They will discuss Canadarm3 and NASA’s Lunar Gateway and space fans everywhere can join and ask questions live with The Canadian Space Agency, NRC, and Amii on May 13th.

The Gateway is a vital part of NASA’s deep space exploration plans providing a human landing system that will send astronauts to the Moon. Gaining new experiences on and around the Moon will prepare NASA to send the first humans to Mars in the coming years, and the Gateway will play a vital role in this process. It is a destination for astronaut expeditions and science investigations, as well as a port for deep space transportation such as landers en route to the lunar surface or spacecraft embarking to destinations beyond the Moon. 

The event will provide an overview of Gateway robotics and AI and will launch a new dataset for AI practitioners. Participants will also hear from representatives from NRC, who will highlight the importance of AI in Canada, and from the Amii team, discussing the building of Canada’s AI ecosystem.

The Canadian Space Agency will take the stage and talk to Canadians about their participation which is a critical component of NASA’s Artemis program.

Canada was the first country to commit to the Artemis program and put humans back on the moon, including Canadians. Canadian astronauts have been committed with NASA to travel to the moon in the early stages of the program after a December announcement by the Canadian Space Agency via the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Industry.

“Canada will join the U.S. on the first crewed mission to the moon since the Apollo missions. Launching in 2023, a Canadian Space Agency astronaut will be part of Artemis 2, the first mission to carry humans to lunar orbit in over 50 years.

Navdeep Bains, Canada’s minister of innovation, science and industry. December 21, 2020

MDA recently went public after being purchased and brought back into Canadian ownership. No other company in Canada has been more integral creating space technology and driving the space exploration economy.  Their Canadarm2 is currently aboard the International Space Station and they will provide an overview of Gateway robotics and AI and the current robotic arm being developed for The Lunar Gateway.

MDA alongside the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) will host a live webinar and panel discussion on May 13th covering a variety of subjects.

If you want to RSVP we have provided a link here via the Canadian Space Agency:


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