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CSA Moon Exploration News

August 22, 2019 9:04 AM | Todd Legault (Administrator)

2019-08-19

The Canadian Space Agency has awarded two contracts for external robotics interfaces in preparation for Canadarm3, Canada's contribution to the US-led Lunar Gateway.

These interfaces will permit Canadarm3 to attach and operate on the exterior of the Gateway modules.

The first contract is awarded to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), a Maxar company. The contract covers concept and technology development activities of robotics interfaces for the "exploration large arm," or XLA.

The second contract is also awarded to MDA, a Maxar company. The contract covers concept and technology development activities of robotics interfaces for the smaller "exploration dexterous arm," or XDA.

The contracts have a combined value of approximately $7 million (excluding taxes).

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