MDA to develop Payload Orbital Delivery system for US Government's satellite servicing demonstration

MDA to develop Payload Orbital Delivery system for US Government's satellite 
servicing demonstration 
RICHMOND, BC, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information 
company, announced today that it has been authorized to proceed with 
development of a Payload Orbital Delivery system (POD) for the DARPA Phoenix 
mission. The expected contract value for full development of the flight 
system is US$6 million. 
The POD concept is an innovative and cost-effective solution to rapidly 
deliver small packages to geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) using surplus 
capacity on regularly launched communication satellites. PODs seeks to 
demonstrate a new faster delivery capability for DARPA's Phoenix mission and 
capability for future applications of assembly and servicing. 
The POD concept aims to expand the hosted payload market by offering a 
flexible launch and delivery solution for smaller, unconventional payloads or 
missions. Specific to the Phoenix demo mission, the POD would deliver a new 
class of very small 'satlets,' similar in mass to nano satellites, which, when 
robotically attached to all or part of a retired satellite via Phoenix, would 
show the ability to create a new space system in orbit. 
"MDA is eager to move forward on key capabilities that the Phoenix mission 
intends to demonstrate," said Don Osborne, MDA's vice president responsible 
for this business. "We believe the state of technology readiness, and our 
proven track record in hosted payloads and on-orbit servicing, would enable 
the success of the proposed Phoenix Demonstration Mission and sets the stage 
for future operational applications." 
Details of the original announcement were provided in the Company's news 
release dated October 18, 2012. 
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potential. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced 
technology development. 
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employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States, Canada, and 
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reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or 
the "Company") with respect to future events and financial performance. The 
forward-looking statements in this regard include statements regarding the 
authorization to proceed under a contract related to a government project. 
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perception of historical trends. The factors and assumptions underlying the 
forward-looking statements in this release include contracts not being 
terminated. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of 
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially 
from current expectations. MDA cautions readers that should certain risks or 
uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, 
actual results may vary significantly from those expected. The risks that 
could cause actual results to differ from current expectations include, but 
are not limited to: changes in government priorities, mandates, policies, 
funding levels, contracts and regulations; partial or complete termination of 
a government funded project; failure of third parties and subcontractors; 
failure of systems to meet performance requirements; and, failure to 
anticipate changes in technology, technical standards and offerings or 
compliance with the requisite standards. 
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plus additional risks or factors, reference should be made to the Company's 
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SOURCE  MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
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