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MDA gets $269M contract for Canadarm3 program

The vision of this ongoing project is for the Canadarm3 to function with minimal human intervention at a distance of 400,000 kilometres from planet earth. 

March 10, 2022   by CM Staff

BRAMPTON — The Canadian Space Agency has granted a contract worth $269 million to space technology company, MDA Ltd.

The contract states that MDA is responsible for completing the preliminary design of the Canadarm3 robotics system which will board the Gateway, an international collaboration to create a sustainable space station in lunar orbit.

The Gateway is a project led by NASA with several years in the making. The ultimate goal of this project is to support human and robotic missions to the Moon.

The recent contract follows MDA’s completion of Phases 0 and A for the Canadarm3 where they delivered the technical requirements for the design and manufacture of its AI-based robotic system. The vision of this ongoing project is for the Canadarm3 to function with minimal human intervention at a distance of 400,000 kilometres from planet earth.

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“This is another important milestone for MDA that demonstrates our ability to execute in the rapidly accelerating global space economy and further reinforces our role as a worldwide leader in robotics and space operations,” said Mike Greenley, chief executive officer of MDA in a statement.


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