December 22 SSL-built multi-mission satellite for Embratel Star One begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
SSL today announced that the Star One D1 satellite, which it designed and built for Embratel Star One, 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 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 geostationary orbit. The satellite will be used to provide a range of services in Latin America including high-speed communications and television broadcast.
December 22 SSL-built communications satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
SSL today announced that the JCSAT-15 satellite, which it designed and built for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SKY Perfect JSAT), 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 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 satellite will be used to provide broadcasting and communications services in Japan, Oceania, and the Indian Ocean Region.
December 19 SSL-built high capacity satellite for Hughes begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
SSL today announced that the EchoStar XIX satellite, which SSL designed and built for Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), 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 United Launch Alliance Atlas V provided by Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services.
December 12 SSL selected to provide spacecraft for NASA servicing mission, demonstrates progress in implementation of plan to grow U.S. government business
MDA today announced that its U.S. division, SSL, was selected to provide a spacecraft bus to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for its Restore-L servicing mission. The Restore-L mission will demonstrate the ability to extend the life of a satellite in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), and is scheduled to launch in 2020. The contract includes a three-year core period and a two-year indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity portion. The total maximum contract value of the contract is US$127 million (approximately CA$170 million).
November 29 NSERC chair to further Canada's leadership role in space-based radar
Simon Fraser University is partnering with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. and the Canadian Space Agency to spur innovation in space-based radar technologies and work-integrated learning.
November 21 MDA to provide communication subsystem
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract valued in excess of CA$7 million with Airbus Defence and Space to provide a communication antenna subsystem to be integrated into the Inmarsat-6 mobile communication satellites. MDA announced an earlier contract for similar work in March 2016.
November 1 MDA reports third quarter 2016 results, declares quarterly dividend
MDA today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.
October 27 SSL names seasoned professional as Senior Vice President of U.S. Government Business
SSL, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that Richard White has assumed the role of Senior Vice President - Business Development, Government Systems at SSL. Mr. White has been working with the U.S. Government for over 30 years to provide advanced mission critical solutions.
October 21 Revised time for release of MDA's third quarter 2016 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its third quarter 2016 financial results at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
October 19 MDA's third quarter 2016 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its third quarter 2016 financial results at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) on Friday, October 28, 2016.
October 6 MDA to deliver advanced space-based synthetic aperture radar capabilities for broad-area maritime surveillance
MDA today announced that the Department of National Defence (DND) has exercised an option for a contract announced in June 2016. MDA will provide advanced space-based Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capabilities for the DND Polar Epsilon 2 (PE2) project; a broad-area maritime surveillance system using the Government of Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM). The option is valued at CA$15 million (including taxes).
October 6 SSL-built satellite for Australia's national broadband network is performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan
SSL, today announced that its second high throughput satellite designed and built for Australia's national broadband network (nbn") was launched on Wednesday afternoon and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan.
October 3 MDA announces board and senior executive appointments to enable US Access Plan implementation
MDA is pleased to announce a number of important appointments related to the implementation of its previously announced U.S. Access Plan strategy. The Company remains on track to receive its required security clearances in the fourth quarter 2016, as previously communicated, but no guarantee can be made in this regard.
September 30 MDA provides funding to University of Calgary e-POP science mission
MDA is pleased to announce funding support to the University of Calgary of CA$1.7 million, in addition to providing engineering support for operations and services for the highly successful e-POP payload, the science instruments that collectively form the scientific payload, on CASSIOPE. The CAscade SmallSat and IOnospheric Polar Explorer satellite has been successfully supporting scientific research since its launch on September 29, 2013.
September 28 SSL congratulates Terra Bella for successful launch of four SkySats
SSL, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, congratulates Terra Bella for the successful launch of four SkySats aboard an Arianespace Vega on September 15, 2016. In 2014, Terra Bella selected SSL as its manufacturing partner for 13 LEO satellites and SkySats-4-7 are four of the satellites SSL delivered under this contract.
September 15 MDA to continue providing critical operational infrastructure support for Royal Canadian Navy
MDA today announced that the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has awarded MDA a contract valued at approximately CA$9 million, if options are fully exercised. The contract includes a base value of CA$5.3 million over three years and two additional one year options, each valued at approximately CA$1.8 million. Under this contract, MDA will continue the iterative development and expansion of RCN's Naval Operations Software Solutions (NOSS) until 2021. MDA was originally awarded the contract in 1997 and has been continually upgrading and enhancing the capability for the RCN since that time.
September 9 MDA continues support of robotics on the International Space Station
MDA announced today it has signed a contract amendment with the Canadian Space Agency for CA$35 million. The amendment provides funding for continued support to the ongoing robotic operations of the Mobile Servicing System on the International Space Station (ISS).
September 7 MDA to provide RADARSAT-2 information to Orbital Insight
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract with Orbital Insight, Inc., a geospatial big data company that provides advanced information solutions obtained by analyzing millions of satellite images at a time. MDA will provide RADARSAT-2 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) information for integration into Orbital Insight's business intelligence services and products to enhance their analytics. MDA's RADARSAT-2 provides valuable change detection information to enhance pattern-of-life analysis over areas of high activity. In combination with Orbital Insight's data analytics capabilities, the RADARSAT-2 information will be used to monitor a variety of economic and industrial activity around the world.
September 6 MDA to establish operational support for ViaSat communication terminals for the Canadian Department of National Defence
MDA today announced it has signed a contract with ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company. The contract is for MDA to establish a repair, maintenance and upgrade service facility for ViaSats Link 16 military communication terminals. The Link 16 terminals are currently deployed across Canada supporting the Canadian Department of National Defence. Repairs and upgrades are necessary to maintain the efficiency of the current equipment and to provide greater flexibility, enhanced technological capabilities, and improved reliability.
August 25 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), operator of the worlds first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite, Intelsat 36, 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 to propel it toward its final geostationary orbit. Intelsat will use the satellite to provide media and content distribution services in Africa and South Asia.
August 15 SSL-built communications satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT is performing post-launch manuevers according to plan
SSL today announced that a satellite designed and built for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, a leading satellite operator based in Japan, was launched on Saturday night and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite, JCSAT-16, deployed its solar arrays on schedule following the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. JCSAT-16, which will provide service for video distribution and data transfer communications, began firing its main thruster early today, to navigate toward its final geostationary orbit.
August 10 MDA signs contracts for RADARSAT-2 information
MDA today announced that it has signed two contract amendments totaling CA$2.75 million with two existing long-term RADARSAT-2 customers. These customers use the RADARSAT information in the areas of oil spills, illegal fishing, agriculture, forestry, disaster management and maritime safety.
July 28 MDA reports second quarter 2016 results, declares quarterly dividend
MDA today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.
July 28 SSL selected to provide two powerful satellites to SiriusXM
SSL today announced that it was selected to provide two high power satellites to SiriusXM, the world's largest radio company measured by revenue. The next generation satellites, SXM-7 and SXM-8, will replace the XM-3 and XM-4 satellites in 2019 and 2020, respectively, and will help ensure continuous and reliable delivery of SiriusXM's audio entertainment and data services to more than 30.6 million subscribers across North America.
July 26 MDA continues support of robotics on the International Space Station
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract amendment with the Canadian Space Agency for CA$5.3 million. The amendment provides funding for additional support to the ongoing robotic operations of the Mobile Servicing System on the International Space Station (ISS).
July 21 SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing
SSL today announced it has received $20.7 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design and build robotic arm flight hardware for the first phase of the agency's Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program. SSL is receiving the funds through MDA US Systems, a division of MDA managed by SSL, and is working with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), which is the prime contractor managing the program.
July 14 MDA's second quarter 2016 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its second quarter 2016 financial results at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) on Thursday, July 28, 2016.
July 14 MDA to provide solutions related to space exploration
MDA today announced that it has been awarded multiple contracts from the Canadian Space Agency with a combined total value of CA$1.7 million.
July 13 EMSA expands use of RADARSAT-2 information for maritime applications
MDA today announced that it has signed a four year contract with a ceiling of 31 million euros to provide RADARSAT-2 information to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Under this contract, MDA will provide RADARSAT-2 information to support EMSA in the areas of maritime safety, law enforcement, border security, fisheries control, and marine pollution monitoring.
June 20 SSL-built satellite for Indonesian bank is performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan
SSL today announced that a satellite designed and built for PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. (BRI), the oldest and most profitable bank in Indonesia, was launched on Saturday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite, BRIsat, deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, and began firing its main thruster to propel it toward its final geostationary orbit. BRI will use the satellite as a dedicated platform for banking connection services for the people of Indonesia.
June 20 SSL satellite for DISH begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
Space Systems Loral (SSL) a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the EchoStar XVIII satellite, designed and built for DISH Network L.L.C., was launched on Saturday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. Following launch on an Ariane 5 rocket, the satellites solar arrays were deployed on schedule and began firing its main thruster to propel it toward its final geostationary orbit. The satellite will augment DISH's existing fleet, assuring the highest level of ongoing service to DISH customers.
June 17 MDA to deliver a broad-area maritime surveillance system using the RADARSAT Constellation Mission
MDA today announced that it has signed a CA$48.5 million (including taxes) contract with the Government of Canada to deliver an advanced broad-area global maritime and Arctic surveillance solution, called Polar Epsilon 2 (PE2), to the Department of National Defence (DND). The contract includes two years of in-service support to operate and maintain the delivered systems. The contract also has options which could increase the contract value to CA$63.1 million.
June 10 Powerful SSL-built satellite for Intelsat begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
SSL today announced that a high-power satellite designed and built for Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the worlds first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite, Intelsat 31, deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard a Proton Breeze M vehicle provided by International Launch Services (ILS). It will begin firing its main thruster tomorrow in order to propel it toward its final geostationary orbit. The satellite will be used for broadcast services in Latin America.
June 6 MDA awarded follow-on contract to support NGA with persistent change detection
MDA today announced that it has been awarded a follow-on contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to continue providing MDA's patented Persistent Change Monitoring (PCM) solution that supports NGA's Foundation GEOINT. The information provided by PCM allows for monitoring the effects of climate change, detecting urban sprawl, deforestation, wetlands loss, monitoring coastal expansion, identifying new facilities and construction, and prioritizing GEOINT content maintenance by allowing for more efficient and effective targeted inventory management and planning. The contract includes an option that if exercised has a potential over two years of US$11.6 million.
June 1 MDA to build antennas for the OneWeb Constellation
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract with OneWeb Satellites to develop and manufacture 3,600 communication antenna subsystems for integration on 900 satellites for the OneWeb Low Earth Orbit Constellation. MDA will manufacture the antenna subsystems at its Montreal, Quebec facility.
May 25 MDA to provide communication subsystems
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract with The Boeing Company. MDA will provide a communication subsystem to be installed on the Boeing 702MP satellite platform.
May 16 MDA appoints new director
MDA is pleased to announce that Howard Lance has been appointed to MDA's Board of Directors, effective immediately. As announced on April 14, 2016, Mr. Lance also holds the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
May 12 SSL selected to provide high power communications satellite to Intelsat
SSL today announced that it was selected to provide a high power communications satellite for Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the worlds first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone. The satellite, Intelsat 39, will provide data networking and video distribution services in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. It will replace the Intelsat 902 satellite, which was also built by SSL and launched in 2001.
May 11 MDA announces election of Directors and Continuance
MDA today announced the voting results from its annual shareholder meeting held on May 4, 2016 in Richmond, British Columbia.
May 6 SSL satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
SSL today announced that the JCSAT-14 satellite, which it designed and built for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SKY Perfect JSAT), was launched late last night and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. SKY Perfect JSAT is Asia's largest satellite operator with a fleet of 15 satellites, and Japan's only provider of both multi-channel pay TV broadcasting and satellite communications services. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard a Falcon 9 launch vehicle provided by SpaceX and will begin firing its main thruster in order to start maneuvering into geostationary orbit tomorrow.
May 5 MDA selected for communications and surveillance research and development contribution agreement
MDA today announced that it has been awarded a Contribution Agreement valued at CA$54 million by Innovation, Science and Economic Development under the Technology Demonstration Program (TDP). The program contributes funding towards large-scale research and development projects that typically require the integration of several different technologies and the coordination of activities of many partners. MDA will coordinate a team of Canadian partners, both in industry and academia, to develop innovative technology for space communications and space surveillance. MDA and its partners will invest significantly in the work, with the Contribution Agreement providing matching funding for eligible costs.
May 4 MDA reports first quarter 2016 results
MDA today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.
May 2 Eutelsat and Space Systems Loral test potential of Extremely High Frequencies (EHF) on EUTELSAT 65 West A as a blueprint for furture broadband systems
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and Space Systems Loral (SSL), have successfully carried out transmissions in Extremely High Frequencies (EHF) using an experimental payload flown into space on the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite.
April 27 SSL contracts with Telesat to provide prototype Ka-band satellite for Telesat's global LEO constellation
SSL today announced it has been awarded a contract from Telesat, one of the world's top satellite operators, for a prototype Ka-band satellite that Telesat expects to launch into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) next year as part of the test and demonstration phase for a global constellation that Telesat is now designing.
April 25 SSL to provide Low Earth Orbit satellite
SSL today announced it was awarded a contract to provide a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite to an undisclosed customer. In addition to building the satellite, SSL will also provide the launch and will operate the satellite on orbit.
April 20 MDA's First Quarter 2016 results conference call alert and Annual General Meeting
MDA plans to release its First Quarter 2016 financial results at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.
April 19 MDA to provide critical component for the Japanese Experimental Module on the International Space Station
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). MDA will provide additional grapple fixtures, which provide a critical interface between the JEM Robotic Manipulator System (JEMRMS) and mission support equipment of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM). JEM is a human-rated space facility designed and developed for conducting scientific research activities on the International Space Station (ISS), and uses the JEMRMS to support its experiments and maintenance tasks.
April 18 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 fourth renewal option for an operations contract 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 estimated at CA$2.4 million and extends support until March 2017.
April 14 Howard L. Lance Named President and Chief Executive Officer of MDA
MDA today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Howard L. Lance as President and Chief Executive Officer of MDA, effective May 16, 2016. The Board expects to appoint Mr. Lance to the MDA Board of Directors shortly after he joins the Company.
April 12 MDA to demonstrate geospatial information solution to US Air Force Research Lab
MDA today announced that it has been awarded a two year contract valued at CA$7.2 million to support the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Full Spectrum Geospatial Intelligence (FSG) program.
April 4 MDA signs contracts for subsystems
MDA today announced that it has signed two contracts with a combined value of 4.3 million euros with Thales Alenia Space for four subsystems to be installed on the Sentinel-6A, -6B, -3C, and -3D environmental monitoring satellites, part of Europe's Copernicus program.
March 30 MDA to provide RADARSAT-2 information to support maritime surveillance
MDA today announced that it has signed two contract amendments extending the provision of RADARSAT-2 information. Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS) will extend its contract until February 2017, and ScanEX Research and Development Centre (ScanEx) will extend its contract until December 2019.
March 29 MDA to provide additional direct access ground station solutions for DigitalGlobe's satellite constellation
MDA today announced that it has been awarded two contracts with a total value of several million dollars from DigitalGlobe Inc. to provide new ground station solutions to two international customers. The ground stations will receive and process imagery and data from DigitalGlobe's satellite constellation, and are also configurable to receive and process data from the RADARSAT-2 Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite, enabling future integration of electro-optical and radar imagery capabilities.
March 21 SSL selected to provide powerful all-electric satellite to Eutelsat
SSL today announced that it was selected to provide a high power all-electric satellite to Eutelsat, one of the world's leading satellite operators. The satellite will principally provide broadcast and data services to multiple regions including Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey.
March 9 SSL-built advanced high throughput satellite for Eutelsat begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
SSL today announced that the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite designed and built for Eutelsat, one of the world's leading satellite operators, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. Following launch on an Ariane 5 rocket the satellites solar arrays were deployed on schedule and its main thruster will be fired for the first time later tonight to propel it toward its final geosynchronous orbit.
March 1 MDA to build multiple communication subsystems
MDA today announced that it has received an Authorization to Proceed from Airbus Defence and Space for the development of multiple communication subsystems to be integrated into the Inmarsat-6 mobile communication satellites. The full contract is expected to be valued in excess of CA$20 million.
February 29 SSL developing robotic sample handling assembly for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mars 2020 project
SSL today announced it will design and build a robotic Sample Handling Assembly (SHA) for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) through MDA US Systems, a division of MDA, managed by SSL. The arm will be used on a rover vehicle exploring Mars to process and store samples acquired from the planets surface.
February 25 SSL selected to provide design work for NASA JPL asteroid mission
SSL today announced that it has received a contract from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to conduct first phase design studies for a spacecraft that can travel to an asteroid, remove a boulder, and redirect it into a lunar orbit. 
February 24 MDA reports fourth quarter and full year 2015 results
MDA today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.
February 12 MDA to provide surface movement monitoring to oil and gas industry
MDA today announced that it has been awarded three contracts with undisclosed customers in the oil and gas sector.
February 11 MDA's Fourth Quarter and Year End 2015 results conference call alert
MDA plans to release its Fourth Quarter and Year End 2015 financial results at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.
January 28 SSL to build six Low Earth Orbit satellites for Earth observation
SSL today announced it was awarded a contract by an undisclosed customer to build six satellites for an advanced constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites for Earth imaging.
January 11 MDA to upgrade ground systems for Canadian radar surveillance system
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract amendment for CA$3 million with Canada's Department of National Defence to provide upgrades to the ground systems supporting the radar surveillance systems developed by MDA and used on Canadas fleet of CP-140 Aurora aircraft.
January 7 MDA to provide communication subsystems for O3B Satellites
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract in excess of CA$20 million with Thales Alenia Space, prime contractor for the O3b constellation, to provide 96 communication antenna subsystems. The subsystems will be used for medium Earth orbit satellites being designed and built for O3b Networks. MDA has provided previous subsystems to Thales Alenia Space, as announced in December 2011.
January 4 MDA to provide communication subsystem for HYLAS 4
MDA today announced that it has signed a contract valued in excess of CA$10 million with Orbital ATK to provide a communication antenna subsystem for the HYLAS 4 telecommunication satellite. HYLAS 4 is expected to launch in 2017.