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MDA books contract for further support of the Mobile Servicing System for the International Space Station

Press Release From: MDA
Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has received an $8.86 million (CAD) contract amendment from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to provide additional logistics and sustaining engineering for the Mobile Servicing System (MSS).

As the International Space Station continues to expand and free-flying spacecraft begin regular re-supply missions to the orbital outpost, the MSS will play an increasingly critical role in berthing and logistical operations.

The MSS, which includes Canadarm2, 'Dextre' and a Mobile Base System, was developed by MDA under contract to the CSA as Canada's contribution to the International Space Station.

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.

MDA employs more than 3,200 people in locations across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.

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