The CSA investment will help Felix & Paul Studios market technology that is about to become a part of Canada’s growing new space economy. The company’s experience in making 360-degree immersive cinema on the International Space Station, combined with its skills in technical innovation, has the potential to bolster Canada’s status as a leader in space optics and camera technologies and positioning Canadian companies to be part of the expanding lunar exploration supply chain. The technology could have a range of potential applications for space robotics, including the ability to help ground-based robotics operators better see the lunar environment. The immersive experiences of the studio will also captivate the audience by making the space more accessible and take viewers to Earth on adventure like never before.
This funding will increase the technical development of Felix & Paul Studios vehicle immersion camera technology that could support the capture and transmission of high quality content in the harsh conditions encountered during robotic exploration missions. and human on space and the lunar surface. Felix & Paul Studios is an award-winning creator of immersive entertainment experiences and is the only NASA-approved company with the capability to shoot 360-degree high-definition 3D virtual reality aboard the International Space Station. . Felix & Paul Studios, in partnership with TIME, NASA and other space agencies, produced Space Explorers: The ISS Experience. It is an immersive production filmed by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, including CSA’s David Saint-Jacques during his mission two years ago. This funding comes from the CSA’s Lunar Acceleration Exploration Program (LEAP). LEAP prepares Canadian space sector for humanity’s return to the Moon by investing $ 150 million over five years to help Canada’s small and medium-sized businesses develop new technologies to be used and tested in lunar orbit and on the Moon’s surface in fields such as artificial ones. intelligence, robotics and health.
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The Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry “We are pleased to support the progress of Felix & Paul Studios in this bold and innovative journey. Through their innovative camera technology and creative vision, they will be able to bring Canadian experience to a growing space economy. These are moments like these that help tell the story of humanity’s adventures in space.
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