MDA Space Missions

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Headquarters Brampton, Ontario
Key people
Dan King (Director Business Development ),

Tim Reedman (Director Commercial Systems),

Craig Thornton (General Manager)
Parent MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.

MDA's Robotics and Automation is a Canadian manufacturer subsidiary of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.. It specialized in the manufacture of robotic arms and equipment for space applications, most notably the Canadarm on the space shuttle orbiters, and Canadarm-2 on the International Space Station.

MDA products and services

In addition to design, safety, reliability, and quality assurance engineering services, MDA's previous contracted products include:

Canadarm (right) during Space Shuttle mission STS-72.


  1. ^ CanWest News Service, '"Canada Hand" successfully installed' Archived 2014-03-26 at the Wayback Machine, 15 March 2006
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