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MDA receives amendment for International Space Station support

By Design Engineering Staff   

General 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.


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