MDA gets $22.8 million Canadarm3 Phase A contract

An artist’s concept of Canada’s smart robotic system, Canadarm3, located on the exterior of the Gateway, a small space station in orbit around the Moon. Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA.

When the Canadarm3 is built it will be the most advanced AI capable robotics arm ever developed for use in space and will be a critical element of the Lunar Gateway. Today the Canadian Space Agency announced that it had awarded MDA a $22.8 million contract to "establish the technical requirements to build Canadarm3."

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