Ontario Invests in Robotics Technologies, Cutting-Edge Space in Brampton

Robotics Technologies. Credit: Unsplash/ThisisEngineering RAEng

Toronto/CMEDIA: MDA, the Canadian space technology company headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, providing geo-intelligence, robotics & space operations, and satellite systems, would be supported by the Ontario government, in investing $100 million over five years for its new Space Robotics Centre of Excellence and developing leading-edge technologies in commercial space robotics.

This new global headquarters and Space Robotics Centre of Excellence would augment Ontario’s reputation as a North American leader in advanced manufacturing, research and development.

 The new centre will be the home for the design, development and manufacture of the iconic and industry-leading Canadarm3, and the creation and sustaining of more than 700 long-term, high-skilled jobs at its Brampton headquarters in Ontario.

The province’s investment of $25 million investment would ensure MDA’s world-leading technologies and innovation strengthen the province’s position as the home of Canada’s space industry.

“Ontario is home to the brightest talent and a thriving innovation ecosystem that make projects with incredible companies like MDA, a global leader in the space robotics industry, possible…Today’s investment will…create exciting new jobs and ensure that scientific breakthroughs will continue to be made in our province,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade in a news release today.

This investment will combine MDA’s highly advanced space robotics capabilities with other advanced technologies such as automation and artificial intelligence. The funding will help stimulate over $1 billion in direct economic activity and anchor world-leading expertise in Ontario to support the province’s advanced robotics cluster. This investment will support the development of applications for robotic systems to support advanced manufacturing, mining, and medical technologies.

“MDA’s new global headquarters in Brampton will ensure Ontario is the home for the development and construction of the Canadarm3, the next-generation space arm which will be a key part of the NASA-led Lunar Gateway program to establish a sustainable human presence on and around the moon. This project includes establishing a space robotics control centre in Ontario to operate space robotics missions for government and commercial customers,” today’s news release reported.

MDA will also continue to collaborate with Ontario-based industry, universities and colleges on space robotics and other technologies in assisting promising technology startup companies, and to ensure that Canada and the province remain leaders in space robotics and technologies.

“This new facility will be home to our growing highly-qualified team…and the full backing of the Ontario government will allow us to grow and scale right here in Brampton and ensure we remain at the forefront of the global space economy,” said Mike Greenley, Chief Executive Officer of MDA in today’s news release.

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