"We are building robotic space solutions that perform critical tasks to meet the requirements of ongoing and future international space missions," said Dan Friedmann, President and CEO of MDA. "The Hubble mission and our strategic participation in other space missions will demonstrate that robots can cost-effectively complete complex tasks in space, while working together with astronauts on the ground."
MDA is involved in two other important unmanned U.S. military satellite missions. MDA recently shipped a space-based solution for a classified satellite observation program, and is in the final stages of another previously announced key space servicing mission.
The Hubble award provides MDA with a new major source of long-term revenue. This award also positions MDA as the world leader in extending human reach in hostile environments with great precision and reliability.
The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is acting as the contracting agency between MDA and NASA and has executed the contract. CCC, a Government of Canada Crown corporation, facilitates over $1 billion in exports each year.
More information on the Hubble servicing mission is available at http://hubble.gsfc.nasa.gov/robotic/index.php
See attached Hubble images: Hubble Telescope(large) | Hubble Telescope(small)
MDA's unmanned robotic Hubble Telescope servicing solution represents the future of space exploration and satellite servicing (courtesy MDA).
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