Media Advisory - Minister Bains to Take Part in Space Rover Demonstration

LONGUEUIL, QC, May 4, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - On Thursday, May 5, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will take part in a demonstration of two new space rover prototypes. Developed by Ontario Drive & Gear (ODG) for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), these rovers are terrestrial versions of the robots that may one day roam the surface of the Moon or Mars.

Media representatives are invited to the event. There will be photo opportunities after the demonstration.



Thursday, May 5, 2016


9:00 a.m.


Rover demonstration


The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Sylvain Laporte, CSA President

Peter Visscher, Chief Technology Officer, Ontario Drive & Gear

Technical experts will be on site to provide details on the design and use.


Canadian Space Agency

6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9

Facebook: Watch the livestream of the event here.


Note: Due to new security procedures, media representatives will have to show their press card at the security gate. The trunk of their car will also be searched.

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SOURCE Canadian Space Agency

For further information: Canadian Space Agency, Media Relations Office, Telephone: 450-926-4370, Email:


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