Canadian Space Agency – Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program


CSA’s Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP) provides a wide range of opportunities for Canadian science and technology activities in lunar orbit, on the Moon’s surface, and beyond. LEAP is looking to foster innovation in areas of strength for Canada, like artificial intelligence, robotics, science and health. LEAP aims to:

  1. enable the Canadian space sector to develop and conduct science experiments designed for lunar conditions, to help prepare for robotic and human missions;

  2. advance and demonstrate innovative technologies in lunar orbit, on the Moon’s surface, and beyond’ and

  3. begin to develop technologies that will be required as part of future deep-space missions.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of a grant, and will be provided for each open project opportunity.


Applicants must be:

  • for-profit organizations;
  • not-for-profit organizations;
  • universities; and
  • all established and operating in Canada.

Specific eligibility criteria will be provided for each funding opportunity.

Applications Steps:

Specific applications details will be provided for each call for proposal or funding opportunity.

Applicants must contact CSA by email at for more details.

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