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MDA Space awarded $250M contract extension to support robotics operations on the international space station

Published: April 18, 2024

April 18, 2024 (BRAMPTON, ON) – MDA Space (TSX:MDA), a trusted mission partner to the rapidly expanding global space industry, today 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.

As part of the contract, MDA Space will now fulfil robotics flight controller duties to support mission operations on the ISS.

“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 we’re honoured to be taking on this important role,” said Mike Greenley, CEO of MDA Space. “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.”

Since 2001, MDA Space has worked alongside the CSA and its international partners to provide operational readiness of the Mobile Servicing System (MSS), which comprises Canadarm2, Dextre and the Mobile Base System (MBS). MDA Space also provides training to the robotic operators and supports mission planning, engineering support and real-time operations.

The contract will be added to the company’s backlog in the second quarter of fiscal 2024.