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2013-01-09 12:20:37

RICHMOND, BC, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, today announced the signing of a $706 million contract with the Canadian Space Agency to build, launch and provide initial operations for the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM). The contract is expected to extend over a period of seven years and brings MDA's current backlog to approximately $2.9 billion. "This is exciting news," said Daniel...

2012-05-17 06:22:42

VANCOUVER, May 17, 2012 /CNW/ - In 2008, The Canadian government blocked the sale of the satellite business of Radarsat lead contractor MacDonald Dettwiler. The move was the first time in the twenty-three year history of the Investment Canada Act that the federal government blocked a foreign takeover because of a failure of the "net benefit" test. Today with Radarsat funding in limbo, Macdonald Dettwiler is facing major layoffs. Is the Harper Government underestimating the importance...

2012-03-30 10:20:20

RICHMOND, BC, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that the Company has made a preliminary assessment of the Canadian federal budget released yesterday.  It has concluded that the budget does not include the funds required to continue the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) as currently envisioned.  At this time MDA is uncertain on the way forward on Phase D of RCM...

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2011-07-19 08:44:31

Oceans cover much of our planet and they are difficult to keep under surveillance, with the trafficking of people, unlicensed fishing and piracy adding to the problem. Satellites, however, can help keep the seas safe. Satellites monitor the entire planet and are an obvious component of an improved surveillance system. Satellite imagery can be used to locate and track vessels, monitor beaches and ports, and detect unlicensed fishing and illicit oil discharges. In addition, spaceborne receivers...

2007-12-17 08:29:42

PARIS - Canada's Radarsat-2 Earth observation satellite, which has been almost a decade in design and construction, launched successfully Friday aboard a Russian Soyuz-Fregat rocket from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, according to launch-services provider Starsem S.A. of France. The 4,850-pound (2,200-kilogram) Radarsat-2 is expected to operate for seven years in a 495-mile (798-kilometer), sun-synchronous low Earth orbit and provide radar images with a ground...