Maxar Technologies' MDA awarded Canadian Space Agency contract
MDA, a Maxar company, has been awarded two contracts from the Canadian Space Agency for work on Phase A of the Gateway External Robotic Interfaces project. The Gateway External Robotic Interfaces will act as a touch points for the eXploration Large Arm and the eXploration Dexterous Arm, the major robotic manipulator elements that form Canadarm3, the artificial intelligence-enabled robotic system that will service the Gateway. The Gateway External Robotic Interfaces will be the standardized connection points between the external robotics on the Gateway and its modules, visiting spacecraft, payloads and replacement units. On Phase A of the Gateway External Robotic Interfaces project, MDA will work with the Canadian Space Agency to develop the interface and system requirements and undertake concept and technology development activities necessary to provide the Gateway module and element developers with information to support the integration of the external robotics and its interfaces.