Communication payloads with tailored solutions for Fixed, Mobile and Broadcasting Satellite Services, operating in L, C, S, X, Ku or Ka-band.
MDA has designed, assembled and delivered communication payloads of various sizes, including some of the largest currently in orbit which offer 14 kW of payload power. Recent payloads include Express AM5, Express AM6, Lybid, AMOS-6, BRIsat and PSN-VI. MDA’s communication payloads offer tailored solutions for a full range of missions delivering Fixed Satellite Services (FSS), Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) and Broadcasting Satellite Services (BSS) to millions of subscribers across the globe.
Operating in L, C, S, X, Ku or Ka-band or any combination of those bands, the transponders are optimized and thoroughly verified to deliver predictable, reliable, high-performance communication links throughout the operational life of the satellite.
MDA’s communication payload systems are designed with state-of-the-art space technologies such as communication antennas, Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA), frequency converters, input and output multiplexers, Travelling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTA), all of which have demonstrated excellent in-orbit performance and reliability. From defining the initial conceptual payload architecture to in-orbit testing, the exceptional product performance delivered to multiple international customers has given MDA a world leader reputation in the communication payload market.
MDA is committed to delivering to our customers the highest performing satellite payloads with the best value and on a reliable schedule.