SSL highlights NASA mission milestones, supports NASA initiative to partner with industry
PALO ALTO, CA, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, 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.
SSL provided the propulsion system for NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere Dust
Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft, which is managed by NASA’s
Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and currently is
orbiting the moon. Additionally, SSL was awarded the next phase
contract option to put a NASA Laser Communications Relay Demonstration
(LCRD), on a commercial satellite.
SSL, a subsidiary of MDA, has a long history of delivering reliable
satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government
customers around the world. As a leading provider of commercial
satellites, the company works closely with satellite operators to
provide spacecraft for a broad range of services including television
and radio distribution, digital audio radio, broadband Internet, and
mobile communications. Billions of people around the world depend on
SSL satellites every day. For more information, visit www.sslmda.com.
MDA is a global communications and information company providing
operational solutions to commercial and government organizations
MDA’s business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat
business potential. In addition, the Company conducts a significant
amount of advanced technology development.
MDA’s well-established global customer base is served by more than 4,500
employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States,
Canada, and internationally.
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