NASA Awards Study Contract Related to MDA-Built Robot

Press Release From: MDA
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2003

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. announced today that the company's U.S. Information Systems subsidiary, Dynacs Inc., has been awarded a contract by NASA's Johnson Space Center to develop concepts for the Enhanced Orbital Replacement Unit Temporary Platform. The contract is valued at $275,000 (U.S.).

If the platform is implemented, it will aid in the efficient repair and maintenance of the International Space Station by the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator - now called "Dextre" - which was recently delivered to the Canadian Space Agency by MDA.

Dextre will be attached to Canadarm2 onboard the International Space Station.

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