MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) announced today that the company’s subsidiary, MD Robotics has been awarded a $150,000 study contract by the Canadian Space Agency for the Canadian contribution to a U.S.-led Phoenix Mars Scout mission. During this mission definition study, MD Robotics will work with Toronto- based Optech and with members of the Canadian scientific community to carry out engineering studies and conceptual design for potential Canadian elements of the mission. The elements include a laser-based scientific instrument to conduct atmospheric studies on the planet, as well as a laser sensor that will ensure a safe and accurate spacecraft landing on Mars.
MDA Team Selected for 2007 Mars Scout Study Canada NewsWire
MDA Awarded $2.3 Million Study Contract for Mission to Mars Canada NewsWire
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) announced today that the company’s subsidiary, MD Robotics, has been awarded a $2.3 million (CDN) contract by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to fulfill a CSA commitment to NASA to jointly develop concepts for the NASA- led Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Astronaut Bob Thirsk launches Mission to Mars with school kids, educators and Ontario tomatoes Canada NewsWire
When the first manned space ship leaves Earth for Mars chances are the astronauts will be growing and eating Canadian tomatoes in space. In preparation for that voyage, Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk will be in Toronto on December 3rd to give a 10:30 am briefing to 20 school kids and to enroll them in Tomatosphere “Mission to Mars”, a cross-Canada research / education program.