Canopus is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina, around 310 light-years from the Sun. Its name originates from the mythological Canopus, who was a navigator for Menelaus, king of Sparta. It is the second-brightest star in the night sky, after Sirius.
In ancient times it served as a southern pole star, a beacon to help sailors and fishermen navigate. In modern times, Canopus' brightness and location make it popular for space navigation. Many spacecrafts carry a special camera known as a "Canopus Star Tracker", to determine the orientation of the spacecraft with respect to the stars.
Canopus drilling solutions offers innovative drilling technology based on jetting and advanced underground navigation. We are particularly proud of the technology’s ability to steer a drilling unit accurately and to allow it to drill long horizontal wells. We aspire to be a guiding light for geothermal and oil and gas drilling, navigating drilling units towards new horizons, opening up new possibilities for geothermal and oil and gas reservoir development projects.