December 30 SSL selected as winner of procurement for communications satellite to Telkom, Indonesia's largest telecommunications and network provider
SSL today announced that it was selected to provide a communications satellite to PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, the largest telecommunication and network provider in Indonesia. SSL was informed last week that it is the winner of the procurement of the TELKOM-4 satellite, which will be used for fixed satellite services in Indonesia, India, and Southeast Asia.
December 23 SSL selected to provide new high throughput satellite to Telesat
SSL today announced that it has been selected to provide an advanced communications satellite to Telesat, one of the world's top satellite operators. The new satellite called Telstar 18 VANTAGE will operate from 138 degrees East and significantly expand Telesat's capacity over the Asia Pacific region through a combination of broad regional beams and high throughput spot-beams.
December 10 MDA to provide multiple international ground stations with direct access to DigitalGlobe's WorldView-4 satellite
MDA today announced that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract with DigitalGlobe Inc. to provide multiple international ground stations with upgrades to receive and process imagery and data directly from DigitalGlobe's WorldView-4 satellite, in addition to the company's existing satellite constellation. After its planned launch in September 2016, WorldView-4 will deliver multi-spectral high resolution optical imagery.
December 10 SSL selected for NASA project to develop robotic on-orbit satellite assembly
SSL today announced that it has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for a multi-million dollar contract to develop on-orbit robotic satellite assembly technology. The project is part of NASA's Tipping Point initiative to work with industry to advance the goals for robotic and human exploration of the solar system through the development of critical space technologies.
December 2 MDA awarded contract for two communications subsystems
MDA today announced that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Lockheed Martin to develop two communication subsystems for modernized A2100 satellites.
December 1 MDA continues support of the Canadian robotics on the International Space Station
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract amendment with the Canadian Space Agency for CA$5 million to provide additional support for the Mobile Servicing System on the International Space Station (ISS). This amendment relates to MDAs August 2015 announcement.
November 25 SSL selected to provide new high throughput satellite to Telesat
SSL today announced that it has been selected to build a powerful high throughput communications satellite for Telesat, one of the world's top satellite operators. The new spacecraft, called Telstar 19 VANTAGE, will have two high throughput payloads, one in Ku-band and the other in Ka-band, to serve growing markets in Latin America, the North Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean and Northern Canada.
November 18 MDA to continue development of high performance camera systems for the International Space Station
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract amendment for CA$3.1 million with the Canadian Space Agency authorizing the procurement of long lead items for the new camera systems for the Mobile Servicing System (MSS). The original contract was previously disclosed in June 2015.
November 17 MDA to provide communication subsystem
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract with a ceiling of CA$9.7 million with The Boeing Company. MDA will provide a communication antenna subsystem to be installed on the Boeing 702MP satellite platform. The contract is inclusive of an initial firm commitment of CA$7.6 million.
October 28 MDA reports third quarter 2015 results
MDA today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.
October 22 SSL is JPL industrial partner for NASA asteroid exploration mission opportunity
SSL today announced that it is the industrial partner for a project in the running to be NASA's next Discovery mission. SSL will work for Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to support Principal Investigator Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton, director of Arizona State University's (ASU) School of Earth and Space Exploration, in a mission to research Psyche, a massive asteroid made of iron and nickel, which is believed to be the only place in the solar system where a metal planetary core can be studied.
October 20 MDA to provide information products to support air traffic safety
MDA today announced that it has signed contracts with The MITRE Corporation to survey sites in Latin America with complex topography and provide digital mapping products incorporating information from optical satellite images. The products are used to conduct aeronautical studies, and to identify objects on the ground that could adversely affect aviation safety.
October 20 SSL selected to provide satellite for Azercosmos, Intelsat partnership at 45 degrees east
SSL is selected to provide a communications satellite to Azercosmos, the national satellite operator of Azerbaijan. Under the strategic agreement with Intelsat (NYSE: I), the world's leading provider of satellite services, the satellite will be located at the 45 degrees east orbital location where it will provide service in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
October 19 MDA to provide information solution to US Air Force
MDA today announced that its U.S. operation, MDA Information Systems LLC, has been awarded a US$9.1 million contract by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.
October 14 MDA's third quarter 2015 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its third quarter 2015 financial results at 2:00 p.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. EDT) on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.
October 14 MDA to provide additional units for robotic capture and berthing of spacecraft to the ISS
MDA today announced that it has received a contract amendment from Orbital ATK for additional interface units to enable capture and berthing of its Cygnus commercial resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. MDA has provided previous interface units to Orbital ATK as announced in January 2010.
October 13 MDA signs long-term contract for information products and services
MDA today announced that its U.S. operation, MDA Information Systems LLC, has signed an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with an undisclosed customer. The IDIQ commitment does not have a minimum amount and has a potential total value over five years of up to US$350 million, with each draw of funding to be approved separately over time. MDA will deliver information products and services derived from the exploitation and analysis of space-based imagery, open-source information, and geospatial data.
October 2 MDA joins OneWeb team
OneWeb and MDA today announced that MDA has joined the OneWeb team. OneWeb is building over 900 Low Earth Orbit satellites to enable affordable broadband access for emerging markets and rural areas. OneWeb's communications network will enable access for people everywhere, by transparently extending the networks of mobile operators and ISP's to serve new coverage areas. The initial production is planned for launch into Low Earth Orbit beginning in 2018.
October 1 High performance broadband satellite for Australia begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
SSL today announced that a very advanced satellite designed and built for nbn, Australia's new broadband network was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The high capacity broadband satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. It will begin firing its main thruster tomorrow morning in order to propel it toward its final geosynchronous orbit.
August 26 SSL awarded DARPA contract to study on-orbit satellite assembly
SSL today announced it was awarded a contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to study on-orbit robotic assembly of geostationary communications satellites. Called Dragonfly, the program is designed to enable larger and more powerful satellites that cannot be launched fully assembled, to be packaged in pieces within a standard launch vehicle fairing.
August 25 MDA to provide operational enhancements for information solution to support flight operations at airports
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract amendment for CA$3.9 million with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for its Geospatial Terminal Operations requirement. MDA will provide operational enhancements to the information solution provided by MDA under a contract announced July 2014 that automates the production of NGA's aeronautical charting products associated with flight operations at airports and the airspace immediately around them.
August 21 SSL-built satellite for Intelsat begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
SSL today announced that a satellite designed and built for Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the leading provider of satellite services, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite, Intelsat 34, deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. It will begin firing its main thruster later today in order to propel it toward its final geosynchronous orbit.
August 4 MDA to extend support of the Canadian robotics on the International Space Station
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract amendment with the Canadian Space Agency for CA$33.8 million extending funding for ongoing support of the Mobile Servicing System on the International Space Station (ISS) through to October 31, 2017.
July 30 MDA reports second quarter 2015 results
MDA today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.
July 30 MDA appoints new director
MDA is pleased to announce that Lori Garver has joined MDA’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
July 16 MDA's second quarter 2015 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its second quarter 2015 financial results at 2:00 p.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, July 30, 2015.
July 16 SSL-built satellite for Embratel Star One begins post-launch maneuvers, marks 50th SSL mission with Arianespace
SSL today announced that a satellite designed and built for Embratel Star One, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite, Star One C4, deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. It will begin firing its main thruster later today in order to propel it toward its final geosynchronous orbit. The launch marks the 50th SSL mission with Arianespace.
July 7 MDA to provide RADARSAT-2 ground station solution to support land and maritime applications
MDA today announced that it has been awarded three contracts with the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA), an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia (MOSTI).
June 30 MDA to provide information solution to support flight operations at airports
MDA today announced that it has signed a multi-year contract valued at approximately CA$11 million with an undisclosed company. MDA will provide licenses and services to access MDA's software solution that supports flight operations at airports and the airspace immediately around them.
June 30 MDA signs long-term strategic contract with US Air Force
MDA today announced that it has signed an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a total value over five years of up to CA$63.2 million with the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The initial authorization under this contract is for CA$6 million.
June 25 MDA extends the provision of RADARSAT-2 Information
MDA today announced that it has signed contract amendments totalling CA$3.3 million with three existing long-term RADARSAT-2 customers. These customers use the RADARSAT information for flood, ice, environmental and agriculture monitoring, disaster, natural resource management and maritime surveillance.
June 25 MDA to operate Canada's ground station infrastructure and expand its international business
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract for CA$7.4 million with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). MDA will provide In-Service Support to maintain and operate Canada's national ground station infrastructure at Inuvik, Prince Albert, and Gatineau. MDA will also be the exclusive supplier of hosting services to a global base of satellite operators wishing to install and operate antennas at the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) for satellite control and data reception. The ISSF receives satellite information that is used for environmental monitoring, security and surveillance, and natural resource development.
June 23 MDA continues development of solution to deliver payloads to geostationary orbit
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract amendment with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further develop and test the Payload Orbital Delivery (POD) system as part of DARPA's Phoenix program. This project was originally announced in November 2013.
June 18 MDA to design and develop high performance camera systems for the International Space Station
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract for CA$11 million with the Canadian Space Agency to design and develop upgraded camera systems for the Mobile Servicing System (MSS). The contract includes an option for the build and test of flight cameras.
June 18 SSL selected to provide direct broadcasting satellite to B-SAT
Space Systems/Loral (SSL) today announced that it was selected to provide a broadcasting satellite for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT), which is a leading broadcasting satellite operator in Japan. The satellite will be used for Direct-to-Home (DTH) television service in Japan.
June 2 MDA to continue support for International Space Station robotics
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract amendment with the Canadian Space Agency for CA$10.5 million, to provide on-going support for the Mobile Servicing System on the International Space Station (ISS). This amendment relates to MDA's March 2013 announcement.
May 13 MDA extends provision of RADARSAT-2 information to the Netherlands
MDA today announced that it has signed a five-year contract amendment valued at CA$3.3 million to provide RADARSAT-2 information to the Netherlands Space Office (NSO). MDA has been providing RADARSAT-2 information to the NSO since 2012.
May 7 MDA announces election of Directors
MDA announced the voting results from its annual shareholder meeting held on May 4, 2015 in Richmond, British Columbia.
May 4 MDA reports first quarter 2015 results
MDA today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.
April 28 MDA to continue providing operational support to Canada's broad area maritime surveillance system
MDA today announced that the Government of Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) has exercised its third renewal option for a contract originally announced in April 2013. MDA will continue to provide operational support for the east and west coast RADARSAT-2 ground systems that support the Polar Epsilon Near-Real Time Ship Detection (NRTSD) system. The option is valued at approximately CA$2.4 million and extends support until March 2016.
April 28 MDA continues provision of RADARSAT-2 information to support Europe's Copernicus program
MDA today announced that it has signed a six year contract with a ceiling of CA$29 million with the European Space Agency. MDA will provide RADARSAT-2 satellite information to Copernicus, a program funded by the European Union. This contract is inclusive of an initial firm order of CA$14.6 million. MDA has been providing RADARSAT-2 information to Europe's Copernicus program (previously known as Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) since July 2009.
April 27 MDA to provide upgrades to radar surveillance systems for CP-140 Aurora fleet
MDA today announced that it has signed two contract amendments, with a combined total of CA$7 million, with Canada's Department of National Defence to provide software upgrades to the radar surveillance systems for Canada's fleet of CP-140 Aurora aircraft.
April 27 SSL-built satellite for Telenor begins post-launch maneuvrs according to plan
Space Systems/Loral (SSL) today announced that a satellite designed and built for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc), was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite, THOR 7, deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. It will begin firing its main thruster later today in order to propel it toward its final geosynchronous orbit.
April 23 MDA wins geospatial contracts
MDA today announced that it has signed multiple contracts with undisclosed customers, primarily in the U.S., to provide geospatial information and services. The contracts total in excess of CA$40.6 million.
April 20 MDA's First Quarter 2015 results conference call alert and Annual General Meeting
MDA plans to release its First Quarter 2015 financial results at 2:00 p.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. EDT) on Monday, May 4, 2015.
April 1 MDA to continue support for Canadian robotics on the International Space Station
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract amendment with the Canadian Space Agency for CA$11.9 million, to provide on-going support for the Mobile Servicing System on the International Space Station (ISS). This work expands on the contract announced in December 2014.
February 25 MDA selected to provide communication payload equipment for Turkish satellite
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract valued in excess of CA$29 million with Aselsan Electronic Industries Inc. (Aselsan), to provide Ku-Band payload equipment for a communications satellite subsystem. This award is in addition to the existing contract announced in April 2014 for the provision of an X-band communication hosted payload solution.
February 25 MDA announces fourth quarter and full year 2014 results and dividend increase
MDA today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014.
February 23 MDA to help US Air Force obtain essential information
MDA today announced that it has signed contracts with a combined value of CA$6 million with Airbus Defense and Space to modernize the U.S. Air Force's (USAF) five Eagle Vision mobile ground stations. Once upgraded, the systems will be able to receive and process imagery from the RADARSAT-2 and RapidEye satellites and enhance the ability of USAF to provide near real-time in-theatre access to essential image data.
February 16 Revised time for release of MDA's Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 results
MDA plans to release its Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 financial results at 2:00 p.m. PST (5:00 p.m. EST) on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
February 11 MDA's Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 financial results at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST) on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
January 13 MDA to provide communication subsystem
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract valued at US$5.2 million to provide a communication antenna subsystem to The Boeing Company to be installed on the Boeing 702MP satellite platform for an undisclosed customer.