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2014-10-29 08:21:38

PALO ALTO, CA, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected to provide a communications satellite to an undisclosed customer. The satellite has both C-band and Ku-band payloads, and will be used for voice and data communications, broadband Internet, and video distribution. It is based on the SSL 1300 satellite platform, which provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications and...

2014-10-23 16:21:37

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed two contracts with EarthSTAR Inc., a subsidiary of EarthView Image Inc., totaling approximately CA$10 million. The first contract is a multi-year extension of RADARSAT-2 distribution rights. In addition, the contract includes exclusive distribution rights for China, effective November 11,...

2014-10-22 20:20:23

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has been awarded multiple contracts with undisclosed customers in the oil and gas, and mining sectors. MDA will deliver RADARSAT-2 surface movement monitoring products and services that accurately detect and report the extent of surface movement in localized areas. RADARSAT-2 is capable of...

2014-10-17 20:20:19

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has been awarded multiple contracts by undisclosed customers for space-based monitoring services using RADARSAT-2 to support oil exploration and production activities. MDA's wide-area monitoring solutions for the oil industry are used to detect and track the movement of oil on water through all...

2014-10-09 16:21:32

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has been selected to provide Mitsubishi Electric Corporation with multiple Ku- and Ka-band antenna subsystems for a telecommunication satellite. The work is in excess of US$10 million. This award is a testament to MDA's leadership position in Ku- and Ka-band multi-beam solutions as we expand in the...

2014-10-09 16:20:48

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) today announced that the first use of a digital processor to reconstruct an image from Seasat, the first civilian spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite, has been recognized as an IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing. This groundbreaking image, produced in November 1978 by...

2014-09-22 16:21:35

RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it was selected by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for three projects. Under the first project, MDA plans to evaluate how radar and optical images can be combined to detect and track ships more rapidly. Rapid identification allows decision makers to use information as efficiently as possible to...

2014-08-13 16:20:50

CARPINTERIA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirteen lightweight antennas that self-deploy in 200 milliseconds have been delivered to support Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) by Astro Aerospace, a strategic business unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Photos accompanying this release are available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=27066. The highly configurable...

2014-08-07 12:33:21

MONTREAL, Aug. 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Effigis Geo-Solutions Inc., a leader in Earth observation solutions, is proud to announce that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) granted it a half million dollars ($574,875) to set up innovative applications to build on Earth observation data. The contract granted to Effigis primarily concerns the development of methods for using RADARSAT-2 multi-polarization images and the monitoring of natural environments in Canada, based on their...

2014-07-21 16:21:35

PALO ALTO, CA, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to integrate the flight hardware for a new capability designed to carry small science and technology missions to space on its geostationary (GEO) satellite platform. SSL plans to support completing the design and integration of the first Payload Orbital Delivery system (PODs)...


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