MDA receives amendment for International Space Station support
By Design Engineering StaffGeneral Canadarm Dettwiler and Associates Dextre MacDonald
CSA amendment continues Canadarm2 and Dextre contract through to 2013.
Richmond, BC — MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. received an initial authorization valued at CAD$4.66 million on a contract amendment from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) exercising an option to extend the contract from May 2012 to March 2013. This amendment brings the total contract value to CAD$137.9 million.
MDA is providing logistics and sustaining engineering for the Mobile Servicing System (MSS). The MSS, which includes Canadarm2, Dextre (the robotic handyman onboard the Station) and a Mobile Base System, was developed by MDA under contract to the CSA as Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station.