Press Release

NASA awards MDA $38.5 million contract for continued support of Shuttle and Space Station robotics

By SpaceRef Editor
May 1, 2001
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MD Robotics, a subsidiary of MacDonald,
Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., has received a $38.5 million (CDN)
contract from NASA’s Johnson Space Center to provide continued engineering
support to robotics elements on both the Shuttle and the International Space
Station (ISS).

The contract adds considerably to sustaining engineering services already
provided to NASA by MDA to support their fleet of Canadarms on the Space
Shuttle and the recently installed Robotic Work Station on the ISS. For these
important Canadian-developed manned spaceflight products, MDA will provide
management, engineering resources and services to maintain the integrity of
flight hardware, software and ground support equipment. The contract also
provides for product improvements and enhancements, on-orbit operations
support, flight spares, integration and test activities through to the end of
2002.

“Our successful record of performance continues to lead to contracts of
this nature on the ISS and in the on-orbit satellite servicing business,” said
Chris Woodland, Mobile Service System Program Director at MD Robotics.

About MD Robotics

MD Robotics, a subsidiary of MDA, is the world’s leading space robotics
company, committed to offering hi-tech, sophisticated robotic and engineering
solutions for space and terrestrial applications.

Related web sites:

www.mda.ca

www.mdrobotics.ca

SpaceRef staff editor.