Mar 04, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
A Canadian lunar rover may soon help reveal the moon’s dark side.
In 2026, a 30-kilogram spacecraft is planned to be deployed to the moon’s south pole.
The goal of the expedition is to search for frozen water a few metres below the surface.
The exploration, according to the mission’s mainlead investigator Gordon Osinski, may be essential for returning astronauts to the moon.
Scientists are hoping to use the ice as a water source for astronauts or to make fuel, saying it might lower the cost of sending people to the moon.
The company Canadensys of Ontario, has been chosen by the national space agency to develop the moon rover.