Canadensys Aerospace has donated enhanced lunar wheels to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for use in previously donated Canadensys rover prototypes.
According to Canadensys “the eight wheels are different in that they can be easily used to increase traction and jump, but do not use standard wheel materials such as rubber. They are designed to provide flexibility. long work and hold on to the lunar plane. “
Peter Visscher, CEO of Canadensys, said “while our line of off -road vehicles relies on low -cost vehicles to provide excellent off -road performance, our rover is essential. These simple wheels are the seventh generation of lunar wheels that we have designed, and make good use of the latest techniques and techniques. with the improvements we have built with ten years of lunar wheel research.
Rémy Grenier, Laboratories and infrastructures manager at CSA, added, “We appreciate Canadensys being able to produce amazing wheels on time despite the limitations of the industry. The wheels are fit and work well. We love them. .
Christian Sallaberger, President and CEO of Canadensys spoke of a long -term relationship with the CSA and said “we look forward to building the flying wheels for the first Canadian lunar rover we are developing.”
While Canada plans to send at least one micro-rover to the Moon as part of Canada’s Moon initiatives, sales for a large lunar rover have not yet begun.