Western Space also has strong ties to the space industry in Canada and abroad. Western Space and MDA Space Missions, based in Brampton, ON, have established a close working relationship. In particular, Western Space researchers provide MDA with resources and support in the area of planetary science and terrestrial analogue studies. Western Space and MDA have partnered on many successful proposals to the Canadian Space Agency in the area of planetary exploration and MDA currently sponsor Western Space Deputy Director, Dr. Gordon Osinski’s, NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Planetary Geology. In addition to MDA, there are ongoing collaborations with Ontario Drive and Gear and Clearpath Robotics, and new discussions underway with ComDev and Neptech.