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Wednesday, February 19, 2003



No Canadian Help on Mars Mission

Map of Canada.
Map of Canada.
Credit: Atlas of Canada
The Canadian Space Agency announced yesterday that it had not received from the Canadian government the requested funds for participation in the martian rover mission of 2009. Canada had been expected to contribute significant technical and monetary support in Canadian specialties such as laser rangefinder devices, robotics, and mining equipment.

Although the $100 million that was expected for the Mars mission did not materialize, other Canadian space projects received increased funding, such as the Extended Very Large Array project in New Mexico and the Atacama Large Millimetre Array project in Chile.

(More info: SpaceRef.com)


- posted by Brian @ 16:40 EST