MDA Space Missions
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Dan King (Director Business Development ), Tim Reedman (Director Commercial Systems),Craig Thornton (General Manager)
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MDA's Robotics and Automation is an operating unit of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.,
Exemplified by the iconic Canadarm, MDA has the proven experience to develop and produce advanced solutions for demanding operational environments spanning markets as diverse as crewed and uncrewed space exploration, robotic surgery, aviation navigation, and nuclear reactor maintenance.
MDA products and services
In addition to design, safety, reliability, and quality assurance engineering services, MDA's previous contracted products include:
- Canadarm2 for the International Space Station
- RADARSAT-1, the first commercial radar earth observation satellite
- RADARSAT-2, the world's most advanced civilian radar earth observation satellite
- Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator also known as "Dextre" or the "Canada Hand"
- The robotic arm and weather station on Phoenix mission to Mars
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- CanWest News Service, '"Canada Hand" successfully installed', 15 March 2006
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