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Hey, it looks like Canada & the Canadian Space Agency still see potential for future Mars missions  :)

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed a contract worth $6 million (CAD) with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to provide an advanced technology solution for CSA's Exploration Surface Mobility program. As prime contractor, MDA will lead a team that will design, build and test a Mars Exploration and Science Rover (MESR) Prototype.

Scheduled to be integrated and tested with a number of Canadian payloads in 2012, MDA’s advanced technology solution will result in the development of key enabling technologies that could be used not only for potential space exploration missions, but also several ground-based applications, for example in mining, transportation, medical, and security sectors.

Steve Oldham, the vice-president responsible for this business said, ‘MDA has a long and proud history of providing advanced robotic solutions for Canada's space exploration program, and MESR will be valuable in maintaining our technology readiness for future missions. We are pleased to be broadening synergy and cooperation with academia and leading industrial organizations from the terrestrial vehicle sector to preserve and advance Canada's technological leadership.’


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A Sneak Peek of the 2016 Mars Sample Return Simulation

Canadian Space Agency

Published on Oct 28, 2016
2016-10-28 - The Canadian Space Agency is ready for the Mars sample return simulation that will be held from October 31 to November 18, 2016. Follow us on social media for regular updates! (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

Useful Links
Mars Sample Return Simulation: Preparing our Country for the Future:
http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/rovers/analogue-msrad.asp

MESR - Mars Exploration Science Rover:  http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/rovers/mesr.asp

Find out more about this video: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/search/video/watch.asp?v=1_mab0xvq2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCWygqIVVF8?t=001

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Mars Sample Return Simulation : sample retrieval and transfer

Canadian Space Agency
Published on Aug 31, 2017


MESR uses its manipulator arm and grapple system to capture sample tubes collected in the initial phase of the mission. They are then stored in containers on the rover and later transferred from MESR to a mock-up rocket. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCAhhJmMB9M?t=001

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