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MDA signs contracts to provide solutions for lunar and planetary science missions

Press Release From: MDA
Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that its U.S. operation MDA Information Systems Inc. has signed two contracts to provide advanced technology solutions for future NASA-funded lunar and planetary science missions.
MDA will provide advanced technology solutions related to NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer mission and a joint ESA/NASA Mission to document the weather on Mars.

About MDA

MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision making and operational performance of business and government organizations worldwide.

Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, MDA delivers a broad spectrum of information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products.

The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.
Related Websites: www.mdacorporation.com

For further information:
Wendy Keyzer
MDA External Relations
(604) 231-2743
wendy@mdacorporation.com

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