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For immediate release: October 5, 2004

MDA Receives Authorization From NASA To Begin Work On Hubble Rescue

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, confirmed today that the Company has received authorization from NASA to proceed with preliminary work on a solution to rescue the Hubble Space Telescope. The authorization is valid for three months.

MDA's solution is based on unique flight-ready technologies previously developed for NASA and the Canadian Space Agency.

Related Websites:
www.mdacorporation.com
www.mdrobotics.ca
www.nasa.gov/



For more information, please contact:

Wendy Keyzer
MDA External Relations
Telephone: 604-231-2743
E-mail: wendy@mdacorporation.com


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