MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) announced Monday it has received an $8.86-million contract amendment from the Canadian Space Agency.

The contract is to provide additional logistics and sustaining engineering for the International Space Station's mobile servicing system.

"As the International Space Station continues to expand and free-flying spacecraft begin regular resupply missions to the orbital outpost, the MSS will play an increasingly critical role in berthing and logistical operations," the company said in a news release.

The MSS, which includes Canadarm2, Dextre and a Mobile Base System, was developed by MDA under contract to the space agency as Canada's contribution to the International Space Station.

MDA provides a broad spectrum of information solutions ranging from complex operational systems to tailored information services to electronic information products to business and government organizations worldwide.

MDA employs more than 3,200 people in locations across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

The company's common shares were up 68 cents at $42.90 Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.