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2014-09-18 16:21:04

RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that its UK subsidiary has received authorization to proceed from the European Space Agency (ESA) for the development and construction of a Ka band Data Relay terminal flight model for use on the ESA Columbus module of the International Space Station (ISS). The contract is expected to total approximately 14...

2014-09-12 16:20:49

PALO ALTO, CA, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the Optus 10 satellite, designed and built for Optus, 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. The satellite will begin firing its main...

2014-09-08 16:20:23

PALO ALTO, CA, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected to provide a communications satellite for Bulgaria Sat, an affiliate of Bulsatcom, which is a leading telecommunications company and the largest provider of pay-TV services in Bulgaria. The satellite, which will provide Direct-to-Home (DTH) television service in the Balkan region, will be Bulgaria Sat's first dedicated satellite. "SSL...

2014-09-08 08:21:55

PALO ALTO, CA, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the AsiaSat 6 satellite, designed and built for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), was launched Saturday evening and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard a Falcon 9 launch vehicle provided by SpaceX. The satellite began firing...

2014-09-06 20:20:04

RICHMOND, BC and PALO ALTO, CA, Sept. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA) and Space Systems/Loral, LLC ("SSL") today announced that they have settled the litigation with ViaSat Communications, Inc. pursuant to a comprehensive settlement agreement. Under the agreement, all litigation between the parties will be dismissed, resolving all of the parties' patent and contract claims. The settlement gives MDA/SSL and their customers...

2014-08-11 16:21:00

RICHMOND, BC, Aug. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that in an order issued August 8, 2014, the federal court hearing ViaSat Communications, Inc.'s (ViaSat) lawsuit against Space Systems/Loral, LLC (SSL) vacated all damages the jury awarded to ViaSat, finding that the jury award was a "miscarriage of justice." The Court ordered a new trial on damages. The...

2014-08-05 16:21:06

PALO ALTO,CA, Aug. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the AsiaSat 8 satellite, designed and built for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), was launched this morning and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard a Falcon 9 launch vehicle provided by SpaceX. The satellite will begin firing...

2014-08-04 16:21:24

PALO ALTO, CA, Aug. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected to provide a communications satellite to Intelsat S.A (NYSE: I), the world's leading provider of satellite services. Intelsat 36 is designed to provide media and content distribution services in Africa and South Asia. "Intelsat and SSL have a history of four decades of working together," said John Celli, president of SSL. "There is no...

2014-07-30 16:22:33

RICHMOND, BC, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Consolidated revenues this quarter were $552.7 million, up from $450.4 million for the second quarter of 2013. Operating earnings(1) increased to $51.5 million, or $1.43 per share(1), compared to $43.3 million, or $1.20 per share, for the second...

2014-07-28 16:21:24

PALO ALTO, CA, July 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected by the Department of the Air Force Headquarters Space and Missile Systems Center as one of three companies to study ways to accommodate an instrument to monitor air pollutants over North America on a commercial satellite. The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) Mission Study is the second Delivery Order to be awarded...


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