The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded MDA Space Ltd. $1 billion for the next phases of the Canadarm3 program. Canadarm3 will go aboard Gateway, a NASA-led multinational collaboration to establish a space station in lunar orbit to support human and robotic missions to the surface of the Moon โ€“ a key element of the Artemis program. The contract includes funding for Phase C (final design) and Phase D (construction, system assembly, integration and test) of the full robotics system, comprising a large arm, a smaller dexterous arm, specialized tools for performing maintenance and science tasks, as well as a ground segment for command and control.

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