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MDA Receives Additional Funding to Support Space Station Robotics

Press Release From: MDA
Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2003

image MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. announced today that the company has received a $3.5 million (CDN) amendment from the Canadian Space Agency to perform additional engineering services on the Mobile Servicing System (MSS), Canada's contribution to the International Space Station. This work will be carried out between now and May 2003.

The MSS consists of Canadarm 2 and the Mobile Base Station, which were installed on the Space Station in 2001 and 2002.

Chris Woodland, Vice President of MDA subsidiary MD Robotics, said: "As the International Space Station continues to operate and expand, MDA will provide the on-going robotic expertise to ensure that mission objectives are achieved."

The contract amendment announced today increases the engineering services currently being provided by MDA to the MSS sustaining engineering program, including spares, repair, and overhaul and operational support.

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