Western Space receives grant for Moon research

May 28, 2021

Western University’s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space) has announced that it will be receiving a five-year grant “in the multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars” from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The grant will enable Western Space to provide support for a CSA partnership with NASA that will see a micro-rover landed on the Moon. Western Space will be involved in researching the Moon’s geology and geophysics; researching the Moon’s ice; and developing approaches for geological investigation. “A major role for us is also to train the next generation of students at Western, and at these three other universities, in key research areas such as remote sensing, analogue research, and sample analysis,” said Gordon (Oz) Osinski, interim director of Western Space. Western (ON)