Building the space between proven and possible
MDA is building on its proud 40+ year history in space robotics for the Space Shuttle program and the International Space Station (ISS) with next-generation autonomous robotics and vision systems and sensors that will enable exploration in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO), deep space, and on the surface of the Moon and Mars.
Historically, the need for space robotics and mission-support services has been driven by government activities, but that is changing. An increase in commercial space activity is now driving demand and creating opportunity for new commercial solutions and applications to enable in-space servicing including the upgrade, repair, relocation and refueling of satellites, as well as assembly and manufacturing. In 2022, MDA won its first two contracts for commercial derivatives of Canadarm3 technology for Axiom Station, which aims to become the world’s first commercial space station.
As the world gears up for missions that will return humans to the Moon — and go beyond — learn how MDA’s space robotics and operations capabilities are ideally positioned to build the space between proven and possible in the commercial space economy.