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MDA Space Receives Contract Extension Towards the ISS

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The mobile servicing system on the International Space Station. Credit: MDA Space

Ibadan, 19 April 2024. – MDA Space has announced it has received a $250 million contract extension from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to continue supporting robotics operations on the International Space Station (ISS) from 2025 to 2030. Furthermore, as part of the contract, the space robotics Company will now fulfil robotics flight controller duties to support mission operations on the ISS.

Since 2001, MDA Space has worked alongside the CSA and its international partners to provide operational readiness for the Mobile Servicing System (MSS), which comprises Canadarm2, Dextre and the Mobile Base System (MBS). The Company also provides training to the robotic operators and supports mission planning, engineering support and real-time operations. It will subsequently add the contract to its backlog in the second quarter of fiscal 2024.

Speaking on the contract, Mike Greenley, CEO of MDA Space, commented, “Robotics flight controllers are the pilots in the control room who make real-time decisions and plan exactly how robotics on the ISS are utilized and executed to support immediate and long-term mission plans, and it is an honor for us to be taking on this important role.”

The CEO also added, “This further solidifies MDA Space as a trusted mission partner and global leader in mission-critical space robotics operations and strategically positions our team to offer mission operations as a commercial service to customers globally.”

MDA Space also recently announced MDA SKYMAKER™, a new suite of space robotics purpose-built to meet the diverse needs of its customers’ most ambitious missions. The Company unveiled the product at the Space Symposium conference in Colorado Springs. As a result, MDA SKYMAKER™, a new space robotics technology and service, is available for all missions and applications.

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