Paul Fulford

Paul Fulford is a Product Development Manager for Space Exploration at MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) in Brampton, Ontario. Paul is responsible for new product initiation and development for human, robotic and science exploration. Paul has been at MDA since 1991 and started working on the Canadarm2 program for the International Space Station. In the late 90’s Paul focused on technology development for Moon and Mars exploration that led to a Program Manager position for the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) that has recently surpassed 5 years of operation on NASA’s Curiosity rover. Paul was also the Program Manager for neuroArm2, a micro-surgery robot that operates inside the magnetic field of an MRI and for a large-scale inspection and repair robot that Ontario Power Generation uses to inspect the inside of their nuclear reactors. As a result of these projects, Paul is now developing new manipulators, rovers and science instruments for space.