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MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates will continue to provide software systems and services to help automate the production of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s aeronautical charting products under a potential five-year, $4 million contract modification. MDA said Monday the amendment has a one-year base period along with four option years and will address the NGA’s Geospatial Terminal Operations requirement. […] More
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has received a potential four-year contract to provide data from the company’s synthetic aperture radar satellite to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA will use data collected by the RADARSAT-2 satellite to aid snow and ice forecasting monitoring activities, MDA said Wednesday. RADARSAT-2 is built to gather all-weather imagery and surveillance information in near-real time for use in the agriculture, aviation, defense, […] More
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has been awarded an $11.4 million contract option by Canada’s department of national defense to develop space-based synthetic aperture radar technology for a maritime surveillance project. The radar will be built to support the Polar Epsilon 2 broad-area maritime surveillance system that will utilize Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission, MDA said Thursday. PE2 ground systems are designed to receive and process information from RCM SAR satellites […] More
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has secured a potential $11.6 million follow-on contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to provide a change detection system in support of NGA’s Foundation GEOINT. MDA said Monday it will continue to help the agency monitor the effects of climate change, identify facilities under construction and monitor urban sprawl, deforestation, wetlands loss and coastal expansion projects with the company’s Persistent […] More
DigitalGlobe has awarded Richmond, Canada-based company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates a pair of subcontracts to build ground station platforms for two international users of the former company's satellite constellation. The ground stations will work to help international clients receive and process data and imagery from DigitalGlobe's satellites, MDA said Tuesday. Norman Hannaford, general manager of ground station business […] More
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has been awarded an $8.95 million contract to develop new camera systems for the Canadian Space Agency's mobile servicing system onboard the International Space Station. The camera systems will be designed to capture visiting spacecraft and aid in ISS maintenance and inspection work, MDA said Thursday. “The technology will be applicable […] More
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. will develop software systems for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to generate aeronautical charts for flight operations at airports and surrounding airspace. MDA will work to combine its AutoChart technology with NGA’s source databases and provide customized AutoChart products to NGA under the agency's Geospatial Terminal Operations program, MDA said Monday. The […] More
Maxar Technologies' SSL business has received a contract to deliver a communications satellite to Brazil-based Embratel Star One. SSL said Monday the Star One D2 satellite will work to provide broadband coverage and information services to businesses and clients in Central America, Mexico, South America and other parts of the Atlantic Ocean. The satellite is […] More
The Canadian Space Agency has awarded MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates a $26.6 million contract modification to continue to provide support for the Mobile Servicing System onboard the International Space Station. MDA said Friday the Mobile Servicing System is a robotics platform that is composed of the Canadarm2, Mobile Base System and Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator or Dextre. The company noted the three […] More
Research and Markets predicts that the global satellite-based Earth observation market will achieve a 13.23-percent compound annual growth rate over a five-year period ending 2019. The company said Friday the report points to the growing application base for satellite data leading to the increasing number of launches of Earth observation satellites, which is the key market driver. […] More
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. has been selected to build a satellite ground station and perform training services for Malaysia’s national remote sensing agency. The company will also supply information for the RADARSAT-2 satellite in preparation for the spacecraft's operation scheduled in 2016, MDA said Tuesday. The ground station is designed to process RADARSAT-2 data […] More
A new Research and Markets report predicts an increase in adoption of analytics in the satellite-based Earth observation services market in the U.S. The market is expected to grow at a 7.65 percent compound annual rate between 2015 and 2019, Research and Markets said Tuesday. The report also attributes the overall market growth to what […] More
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