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Canada is going to the Moon!

<UPDATE> We have added an info session for Ottawa. ON Thursday, August the 15th, we look forward to hosting you at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is also the home of the iconic Canadarm that flew on many Space Shuttle missions!

MDA is inviting Canadian companies, universities and colleges to attend an information session regarding upcoming deep space exploration programs, including Canada’s contribution of Canadarm3 to the NASA-led Lunar Gateway. In these sessions, we will share our understanding of these programs and our plans for the future.

Our goal is to work with Canadian partners to make these deep space exploration programs a foundation for a sustainable and competitive Canadian industry and academia with world-leading capabilities in robotics, Artificial Intelligence, autonomous and vision systems, mining and others. We will be visiting different cities to meet with all parties that are interested collaborating on this topic. At each session the program will be:



  • Overview of various international deep space exploration programs
  • Overview of potential Canadian contributions
  • Overview of technologies that will be required
  • Discussion on how to create a sustainable space ecosystem that generates significant economic and scientific returns for Canada’s investment in deep space exploration
  • MDA LaunchPad introduction
  • Questions & Answers


1pm start

  • One-on-one sessions – opportunity for detailed discussions and questions






Tuesday July 23, 2019


MDA, 13800 Commerce Parkway,

Richmond, BC

Wednesday July 24, 2019


Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Airport In-Terminal, 2001 Airport Rd NE, Calgary, AB

Thursday July 25, 2019


Courtyard by Marriott Winnipeg Airport, 780 Powerhouse Rd, Winnipeg, MB

Tuesday August 6, 2019

(will include an on-line option)


MDA, 9445 Airport Road, Brampton, ON

Wednesday August 7, 2019


<New Location>
Courtyard Montreal West Island / Baie d’Urfe

20000 Trans Canada Hwy, Baie D’Urfé, QC

Thursday August 8, 2019


Delta Hotels Dartmouth,

240 Brownlow Avenue, Dartmouth, NS

Friday August 9, 2019

St. John’s

Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John's Conference Centre

120 New Gower St, St. John's, NL

Thursday August 15, 2019


Canada Aviation and Space Museum

11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, ON



Please confirm your interest to as soon as possible. Please let us know:

  • Name of organization and website
  • Name(s) of people attending
  • Which location you are plan to attend
  • Interest in attending an one-on-one session


Details and updates will be published at  

We look forward to seeing you at the deep space exploration information sessions.


Posted 2019-08-02
Last Modified 2019-08-02 14:15