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For immediate release: October 28, 2005

MDA To Provide Space Station Berthing Information Solution To Japan

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it is working with IHI Aerospace of Japan to provide an information solution to help load pallets from the International Space Station onto Japan's H2 Transfer Vehicle.

As Japan prepares for the launch, installation and operation of its space experiment module Kibo on the International Space Station, astronauts will use an MDA-supplied observation and guidance solution to safely load pallets containing equipment and supplies onto the H2 Transfer Vehicle. This award further affirms MDA's unique capabilities in this area, and positions the Company well to provide future space exploration missions and in-orbit servicing applications.

About MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA)

MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision making and operational performance of business and government organizations worldwide.

Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, MDA delivers a broad spectrum of earth and space based information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products.

MDA employs more than 2,500 people in locations across the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.

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For more information, please contact:

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


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