News Releases

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  • December 08

    MDA Announces Contract for Canadarm3

    MDA announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to develop Canadarm3, the third generation Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based robotic system destined for “Gateway”, a lunar-orbiting international space station. The contract involves the award of Phase A of the Canadarm3 program, with options for the follow-on phases.

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  • November 24

    MDA Receives CSA Funding to Advance Critical Space Technologies  

    MDA today announced it has been awarded contributions from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) involving next generation Earth observation technologies. The smartEarth initiative has funded the two following projects:

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  • November 17

    MDA Receives Commercial Contracts for On-orbit Servicing Technologies

    MDA today announced that it has signed multiple contracts with Maxar Technologies to provide advanced space robotics technologies for the Space Infrastructure Dexterous Robot (SPIDER), a technology demonstration on NASA’s On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 (OSAM-1) mission.

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  • November 10

    MDA Appoints Geointelligence Business Leader

    MDA is pleased to welcome Dr. Minda Suchan to the leadership team as Vice President, Geointelligence, effective immediately. As the leader for this business area, Dr. Suchan will be responsible for all of the Geointelligence business area activity as this team focuses on growth.

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  • October 08

    A new day at MDA. A new brand. A bold outlook.

    MDA, Canada’s leading space technology company, today launched a new corporate identity – consisting of a new website, branding and a redesigned logo – that showcases a collaborative, optimistic and ambitious posture as an independent, pure-space-play company that is well positioned for the emerging space economy.

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  • July 14

    MDA Appoints Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel

    Brampton, ON – MDA announced today the appointment of Maria Perrella as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Martin J. Herman as General Counsel & Vice President, Legal, both of whom will join MDA’s executive leadership team, effective immediately.

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  • June 25

    Burloak Technologies and MDA Partner for Additive Manufacturing for Satellite Applications

    Oakville, Ontario - Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, and MDA today announced a five-year agreement to partner for additively manufactured parts and components for space-bound satellite antenna applications.

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  • June 02

    MDA appoints astronaut Tim Kopra to serve as Vice President, Robotics and Space Operations

    Brampton, ON – MDA is pleased to announce that retired astronaut Tim Kopra will join its leadership team as Vice President of Robotics and Space Operations, effective immediately. As the leader for this business area, he will be responsible for the work of the robotics and space operations teams at MDA sites in Brampton, Ottawa, Saint-Hubert and Houston.

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  • May 04

    MDA Receives Contract to Support Robotic Operations on the International Space Station

    Brampton, ON – MDA today announced that it has received a contract worth CAD $190 million to support robotic operations on the International Space Station (ISS) from 2020 to 2024. MDA has provided Logistics and Sustaining Engineering (L&SE) services to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and its international partners since the start of the ISS, which this year will celebrate 20 years of continuous habitation by humans.

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  • April 08

    Iconic Space Technology Firm Returns to Canadian Control

    BRAMPTON – Effective today, April 8th, the sale transaction of MDA by Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR)(TSX:MAXR) to a consortium led by Toronto-based investment firm Northern Private Capital (NPC) has officially closed. This marks the return of MDA to Canadian control as a private, independent company headquartered in Canada.

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  • February 18

    MDA-Developed Columbus Ka-Band Terminal (COLKa) Starts Journey to the International Space Station

    MDA today announced that technology developed by its UK division in partnership with the UK Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency has begun its journey to the International Space Station (ISS). The European Space Agency (ESA)'s Columbus Ka-Band Terminal (COLKa) was launched today aboard the NG-13 Commercial Resupply Mission to the ISS.

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