Canadian Space Payload Accelerator announced with the Moon as the destination

Global Affairs Canada via its Los Angeles office of the Trade Commissioner Service and the Canadian Space Agency announced last Friday the “first” Canadian Space Payload Accelerator.

The online 12 week program will provide participants a “rigorous space science concept opportunity for Canadian organizations ready to accelerate their ideas in the space exploration industry.”

“This fast-track online Design Academy is a unique opportunity to learn effective industry practices and processes to mature a space concept to a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) Level.”

The accelerator is open to the following organizations:

  • Canadian companies with space mission concepts or prototypes.
  • Canadian STEM faculty or student(s) at a Canadian College or University.
  • Canadian hybrid Teams i.e. collaboration specifically initiated for this Design Academy between a Canadian company and students at a Canadian University or College.

Participants will need to focus their payload concepts as part of the NASA led international Artemis program effort.