MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
, a provider of essential information solutions, today announced
that it has signed a contract worth approximately $154 million U.S. to provide
a potential information and robotic servicing solution to NASA to rescue the
Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble mission will follow on the heels of two
U.S. military satellite missions that will utilize MDA’s solutions to perform
similar tasks.

“We are building robotic space solutions that perform critical tasks to
meet the requirements of ongoing and future international space missions,”
said Dan Friedmann, President and CEO of MDA. “The Hubble mission and our
strategic participation in other space missions will demonstrate that robots
can cost-effectively complete complex tasks in space, while working together
with astronauts on the ground.”

MDA is involved in two other important unmanned U.S. military satellite
missions. MDA recently shipped a space-based solution for a classified
satellite observation program, and is in the final stages of another
previously announced key space servicing mission.

The Hubble award provides MDA with a new major source of long-term
revenue. This award also positions MDA as the world leader in extending human
reach in hostile environments with great precision and reliability.

The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is acting as the contracting
agency between MDA and NASA and has executed the contract. CCC, a Government
of Canada Crown corporation, facilitates over $1 billion in exports each year.

More information on the Hubble servicing mission is available at

About MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA)

MDA provides businesses and governments around the world with
essential information solutions used for decision making. Operating from
offices across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., MDA is active in data
collection, information extraction, and information distribution.

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