December 16 SSL selected to build high-power, multi-mission satellite AsiaSat 9
Space Systems/Loral (SSL), and Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) today announced the signing of a construction agreement for a high power, multi-mission satellite, AsiaSat 9, to be used for television broadcast, private networks and broadband services across the Asia Pacific. The satellite is expected to be launched in 2016.
December 11 MDA continues surveillance service for Australian Defence Force
MDA announced today that it has been contracted by the Commonwealth of Australia to continue MDA's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle surveillance service for the Australian Defence Force in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan until the middle of 2014.
November 26 SSL highlights NASA mission milestones, supports NASA initiative to partner with industry
SSL today highlighted its role in supporting NASA's initiative to benefit from the commercial space industry. Two NASA programs, which recently reached important milestones, benefited from commercial technology contribution from SSL.
November 20 MDA to develop Payload Orbital Delivery system for US Government's satellite servicing demonstration
MDA announced today that it has been authorized to proceed with development of a Payload Orbital Delivery system (POD) for the DARPA Phoenix mission. The expected contract value for full development of the flight system is US$6 million.
November 20 MDA awarded further work in satellite servicing demonstration for US Government
MDA announced today that it has been selected for additional robotics work for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Phoenix Program. MDA has started work under the next phase of the Phoenix Program, with related contracts expected to total approximately US$10 million. The work will be carried out by both MDA and SSL.
November 20 MDA awarded strategic contract by US Naval Research Laboratory
MDA announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at US$2.9 million by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). MDA will provide a RADARSAT-2 ground system for Open Ocean Surveillance, as a part of the NRL's Coalition Tactical Awareness and Response (CTAR) program.
November 4 SSL awarded follow-on DARPA contract
SSL today announced that it has been selected to develop designs, processes and business terms for carrying small science and technology missions to space on its geostationary (GEO) satellite platform.
November 4 MDA reports third quarter 2013 results
MDA today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.
November 1 MDA awarded over US$17 million for multi-mission ground system
MDA announced today that it has received multiple contracts totaling over US$17 million to provide a multi-mission ground system for an unspecified customer. The work will be carried out at both SSL and MDA facilities.
October 30 MDA increases provision of RADARSAT-2 information and services
MDA announced today that it has signed three contracts totaling approximately CA$2.5 million for the provision of RADARSAT-2 information and services.
October 29 MDA awarded contract to provide unmanned aerial surveillance solution to DND
MDA announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at CA$11.3 million with Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) to provide an Unmanned Aerial Surveillance solution. The solution includes the delivery of The Raven-B® unmanned aerial vehicles built by AeroVironment, MDA's full-motion video exploitation tools, training, maintenance, and support services.
October 28 SSL-built satellite for Sirius XM Radio successfully performs post-launch maneuvers
Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the Sirius FM-6 satellite, designed and built for Sirius XM Radio, is performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays late Friday evening, following a successful launch from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan aboard a Proton Breeze M launch vehicle, provided by International Launch Services (ILS). Yesterday, it began the first of several thruster firings to maneuver into geosynchronous orbit.
October 22 MDA to support US Air Force in the design of high-precision flight path safety system
MDA announced today it has signed a contract valued at US$4.04 million under its Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement with the U.S Air Force (USAF), to further enhance the flight path safety system that aides the design of airport approach and departure flight paths. The IDIQ agreement includes options for extending operational support and system enhancements. Originally announced in February 2012, the value of contracts awarded to-date under the IDIQ agreement totals approximately US$8.9 million.
October 22 MDA's Third Quarter 2013 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its Third Quarter 2013 financial results at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST) on Monday, November 4, 2013.
October 21 MDA increases provision of RADARSAT-2 information and services in Europe
MDA announced today that it has signed two contracts totaling CA$7.5 million for the provision of RADARSAT-2 information and services.
October 2 MDA to Supply Key Mars Rover Elements on European Mission
MDA announced today that it has started work under two Authorizations to Proceed, totaling approximately CA$2.5 million, to provide key systems on the European Space Agency's (ESA) flagship ExoMars program. The work is expected to total approximately CA$17.5 million and go to contract in 2014.
September 25 MDA continues to support International Space Station
MDA announced today that the NASA's Johnson Space Center has exercised a one year option extending its support of the Robotic Work Station on the International Space Station.
September 10 MDA to provide subsystems for multiple communication satellites
MDA announced today that it has started work under three Authorizations to Proceed (ATP), totaling approximately CA$5 million to provide multiple communications satellite subsystems. The contracts are expected to total approximately CA$22 million and are likely to finalize over the coming months.
September 3 MDA receives additional amendments to Design Phase of Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission
MDA announced today that it has signed multiple contract amendments with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) totaling CA$18 million to complete work in the Design Phase of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, and to enable the remaining long lead procurement of parts and equipment, as planned. These amendments are funded from CSA's approved budget for the Design Phase and support the Build Phase contract announced January 2013, which is currently on-going.
August 30 SSL-built multi-mission satellite for Eutelsat and Es'hailSat begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
SSL today announced that the EUTELSAT 25B/ Eshail 1 satellite, designed and built for Eutelsat Communications and EshailSat, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle provided by Arianespace from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite will begin firing its apogee engine later today in order to start maneuvering into geosynchronous orbit.
August 15 SSL names undisclosed customer
Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today named its undisclosed customer for a multi-mission communications satellite announced on July 18, 2013. The satellite is being manufactured for Brazilian satellite operator Star One, a subsidiary of Embratel, a leading telecommunication company from Brazil.
August 8 U.S. Air Force awards contract option to SSL
SSL today announced that it was awarded a contract option by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to continue developing and demonstrating affordable design concepts for next generation Protected Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM).
July 31 MDA reports second quarter 2013 results
MDA today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.
July 30 SSL selected to provide multi-mission satellite to Eutelsat
Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites today announced that it was selected to provide a multi-mission satellite to Eutelsat, one of the world's leading satellite operators. Leveraging SSL's long-term experience with high throughput payloads and satellites that serve multiple missions, the satellite will open new markets for Eutelsat for broadcast and broadband, services in Brazil and across Latin America.
July 29 MDA to develop concept to provide communications capability for commercial shuttle replacement
MDA announced today that it has signed a US$1.7 million contract with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to develop an engineering concept solution to provide on-board communication signal processing capabilities for its Dream Chaser® crew transportation vehicle. SNC is one of only three companies funded under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program aimed at developing a reusable spacecraft to transport crew and critical cargo to the International Space Station and then return to Earth.
July 25 MDA to provide advanced technology solutions for Boeing communication satellites
MDA announced today that it has signed a multimillion dollar contract with The Boeing Company for four advanced technology solutions. MDA will provide the solutions for a 702HP communication satellite.
July 23 SSL selected to provide satellite to Intelsat
MDA today announced that it has been selected to provide a communications satellite to Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services. With expansive coverage of the Western hemisphere Intelsat 34 is the 50th satellite SSL will provide to Intelsat.
July 22 MDA to provide international ground station for WorldView satellite program
MDA announced today it has been awarded a contract by DigitalGlobe to provide a new international Direct Access Facility ground station for an unspecified customer to task, collect and process imagery from the WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 satellites. This contract is another international Direct Access Facility customer ground station order that MDA has received from DigitalGlobe and it supports continued growth of the Direct Access Program line of business.
July 18 SSL selected to provide communications satellite
Space Systems/Loral today announced that it has signed a contract with an undisclosed customer to provide a multi-mission satellite to be used for telecommunications, television broadcast, and other services such as distance learning.
July 17 MDA's Second Quarter 2013 results conference call alert
MDA, a global communications and information company, plans to release its Second Quarter 2013 financial results at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
July 17 MDA expands RADARSAT-2 information solution with operational customer
MDA announced today it has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), France. MDA will provide a RADARSAT-2 ground station and three years of RADARSAT information. The station will be installed in Bali, Indonesia, providing maritime information solutions to support the detection of illegal fishing activity and marine pollution.
June 11 SSL selected to provide satellite to SKY Perfect JSAT
SSL today announced that it was selected to provide a communications satellite to SKY Perfect JSAT, a leading satellite operator based in Japan, with a fleet of 16 satellites. The satellite, JCSAT-14, will replace JCSAT-2A at 154 degrees East longitude and expands on its capacity to meet the growing demand for telecommunications infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region.
June 10 MDA to help with inspection of nuclear reactor
MDA announced today it has signed a $2.2 million contract with Bruce Power, an Ontario-based nuclear operator, to help develop inspection and maintenance technologies as part of the design phase of the Bruce Reactor Inspection and Maintenance System (BRIMS).
June 3 MDA signs contract for advanced technology solution for Boeing
MDA announced today that it has been awarded a contract in excess of US$3 million from Boeing Satellite Systems to provide an advanced technology solution.
May 24 MDA to provide operational support to Canada's DND to monitor areas of interest around the world
MDA announced today it has signed a CA$10.8 million contract from Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) to provide five years of operational support for a space-based surveillance solution being developed by MDA to provide DND with access to timely and accurate surveillance information. The contract includes three one-year options to extend the support, with a total anticipated value of the options at CA$6.3 million.
May 15 MDA's advanced technology solutions to be used on telecommunications satellite
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract amendment for CA$8.4 million with an undisclosed customer to provide multiple advanced technology solutions for a telecommunication satellite. MDA announced the original contract in September 2012.
May 8 MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. Report on Voting Results from the 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
The following matters were voted upon at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) ("MDA" or the "Corporation") held on May 6, 2013 in Richmond, British Columbia. A total of approximately 30,740,928 common shares (85.36% of the outstanding common shares) were represented in person or by proxy at the meeting. Each of the matters is described in greater detail in the 2013 Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Management Proxy Circular dated March 28, 2013 (the "Circular").
May 7 MDA to provide advanced technology solutions for European telecommunication satellite constellation
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract worth several million dollars to provide Tesat-Spacecom GmbH and Co. KG with advanced technology solutions to be integrated into the European Data Relay Satellite (EDRS) system.
May 3 MDA signs agreement for up to $10 million per year for radar information
MDA announced today that it has signed a five year agreement with a confidential customer to supply space-based radar surveillance and intelligence information, with a ceiling of CA$50 million.
May 2 MDA reports first quarter 2013 results
MDA today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.
April 26 MDA to continue providing operational support to Canada's broad-area maritime surveillance system
MDA announced today that it has signed contracts totaling CA$3.2 million with the Government of Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) to provide operations for the east and west coast RADARSAT-2 ground systems that support the deliverables under the Polar Epsilon project, the broad-area surveillance system delivered by MDA to DND in 2012.
April 25 MDA's First Quarter 2013 results conference call alert and Annual General Meeting
MDA plans to release its First Quarter 2013 financial results at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2:30 p.m. PDT) on May 2, 2013.
April 16 SSL-built multi-mission satellite for Telesat begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
MDA today announced that the Anik G1 satellite, designed and built for Telesat, one of the worlds top satellite operators, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard a Proton Breeze M launch vehicle provided by International Launch Services (ILS) from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan. The satellite will begin firing its main thruster tomorrow in order to start maneuvering into geosynchronous orbit.
April 10 MDA extends support contract with Canada's DND
MDA announced today that it has signed a CA$8.3 million contract with Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) extending its operational support of DND’s Automated Airline Hosting and Aircraft Tasking System (AAHATS). AAHATS provides a passenger booking and aircraft scheduling service for the Canadian Forces for five years at six locations in Canada. The contract includes four one-year options to extend the support, with a total anticipated value of the options at CA$8 million.
April 9 RADARSAT-1 status update
MDA today announced that RADARSAT-1 is experiencing technical difficulties. The Canadian Space Agency is continuing to diagnose and attempt to resolve the technical issues. The impact of RADARSAT-1 not functioning is not significant to MDA's business.
April 8 MDA to work with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to help track illegal discharges of oil
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract valued at US$1.7 million with the U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), headquartered in Washington, DC. NFWF is working to protect delicate ecological environments by funding a satellite monitoring pilot program designed to detect illegal discharges of oil from vessels operating in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and to reduce the number of those incidents.
March 28 MDA signs $81 million contract to support the Canadian robotics on the International Space Station
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract with the Canadian Space Agency valued at CA$81 million (excluding GST/PST) to provide sustaining engineering and operational support for its robotic elements on the International Space Station (ISS) through December 2015.
March 27 MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. Closes $287.7 Million Offering of Common Shares
MDA is pleased to announce that it has closed the previously announced public offering of 4,145,750 shares (the "Shares") at a price of $69.40 per Share for gross proceeds to MDA of $287,715,050 (the "Offering").
March 27 SSL-built satellite Satmex 8 successfully performs post-launch maneuvers
SSL today announced that the Satmex 8 satellite, designed and built for Satélites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. (Satmex), was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard a Proton Breeze M launch vehicle provided by International Launch Services (ILS) from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan. The satellite will begin firing its main thruster later today in order to start maneuvering into geosynchronous orbit.
March 21 SSL selected by Hughes to build high capacity Ka-band broadband satellite
MDA announced today that it has been selected by Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) to build what will be the world's highest capacity broadband satellite JUPITER 2/EchoStar XIX. The new Ka-band satellite will help meet the growing demand for HughesNet® Gen4 high-speed satellite Internet service in North America, with 50 percent more capacity than EchoStar XVII, also known as JUPITER 1, which was launched in July 2012.
March 18 MDA to provide digital elevation products for flood hazard analysis
MDA announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Accent Micro Technologies Inc. (AMTI) to provide digital elevation products using RADARSAT-2 information to the University of the Philippines. Covering the entire Philippines, over 300,000 square kilometers of digital elevation products will be provided within a six month period. A digital elevation product is a 3-D representation of the land surface, providing height information that is useful for a variety of mapping applications. The University of the Philippines plans to use the digital elevation products to perform flood hazard analysis and to support disaster management and planning, in support of their Disaster Risk Exposure and Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) project.
March 11 MDA to provide ground station solution for DigitalGlobe satellite program
MDA announced today that it has been awarded a contract from DigitalGlobe Inc. to provide a ground station solution to an international customer to enable access to information from the WorldView satellites. This contract is the seventh international ground station order to-date that MDA has received from DigitalGlobe.
March 7 MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. Announces $250 Million Offering of Common Shares
MDA is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters (the "Underwriters") led by RBC Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets and TD Securities pursuant to which MDA has agreed to issue, on a "bought deal" basis, 3,605,000 MDA common shares (the "Common Shares") at $69.40 per Common Share for gross proceeds of approximately $250 million (the "Offering"). The Company has also granted the Underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 540,750 Common Shares on the same terms and conditions, exercisable in whole or in part at any time following closing of the Offering for a period of 30 days. The net proceeds of this Offering will be used to reduce outstanding bank indebtedness, providing additional capital capacity to support future growth opportunities.
February 28 MDA to upgrade DigitalGlobe Production System and provide operational support
MDA announced today that it has signed two contracts with DigitalGlobe Inc. Under the first contract, MDA will upgrade the WorldView Production Segment headquarters systems previously delivered by MDA to provide full support for the WorldView-3 satellite. WorldView-3, scheduled for launch in 2014, is expected to be the first multi-sensor, super-spectral, high resolution commercial satellite.
February 27 MDA reports full year and fourth quarter 2012 results
MDA today reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012.
February 27 MDA to help map an asteroid
MDA announced today that it has received a contract for CA$15.8 million from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for the preliminary design of an advanced technology solution for NASA's New Frontiers Program-OSIRIS-REx, the next planetary science mission to another celestial body in our solar system. Total contract value for initial phases received to-date are valued at $19 million.
February 25 MDA announces successful launch of Canada's DND Sapphire satellite
MDA announced today that the Sapphire satellite developed by MDA for Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) has been launched into its proper orbit, and communication with the satellite has been established. The satellite was launched out of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India on February 25, 2013 at 4:26 a.m. PST.
February 14 MDA's Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 financial results at 5:30 p.m. EST (2:30 p.m. PST) on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
February 11 SSL-built multi-mission satellite for HISPASAT Group successfully launched, begins post-launch maneuvers
SSL today announced that the Amazonas 3 multi-mission satellite, designed and built for HISPASAT Group, was launched on February 7, 2013 and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle provided by Arianespace from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite has begun firing its main thruster to complete its journey to geostationary orbit.
February 11 MDA to provide prototype mobile information solution for US Army
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract valued at US$4.3 million with OGSystems (OGS) to develop a prototype surveillance solution for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Army Geospatial Center (AGC). MDA will develop a very small, mobile ground station that can be rapidly deployed to any area of interest around the world to receive and process imagery from multiple commercial satellites.
January 23 MDA wins geospatial project
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract for US$9.5 million with an undisclosed customer. Under the initial 12-month contract, MDA will provide operational support for the customer's geospatial data fusion and exploitation projects. The contract includes options to extend the support services for up to four additional years.
January 21 MDA extends its services for NASA
MDA announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at CA$2.6 million from NASA's Johnson Space Center to extend its support of the Robotic Work Station on the International Space Station.
January 16 MDA provides further support for Australian Defence Force
MDA announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract amendment with the Commonwealth of Australia. Under this amendment, MDA will provide a six month extension to the original three month assessment activity to provide new critical information in support of Australia's efforts in Afghanistan. The assessment activity was announced in September 2012.
January 14 MDA files Business Acquisition Report
MDA announced that it has filed its Business Acquisition Report (BAR) with respect to the acquisition of Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). The transaction closed on November 2, 2012.
January 9 MDA awarded $706 million contract to build three radar satellites
MDA today announced the signing of a $706 million contract with the Canadian Space Agency to build, launch and provide initial operations for the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM). The contract is expected to extend over a period of seven years and brings MDA’s current backlog to approximately $2.9 billion.