Tag Archives: Canadian Space Agency

Space Tech Firm MDA Selected to Build Robotic System for NASA’s Moon Mission

The Canadian space agency has indicated its intent to award MDA Inc. a contract to build a robotic system that will serve as Canada's contribution Artemis, NASA's mission to put astronauts on the moon by 2024. Brampton, Ontario-based MDA will work to develop robotic and small dexterous arms and special tools to support heavy-duty tasks on a lunar Gateway outpost, CSA said Friday.

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Maxar Subsidiary’s Laser Tech Scans Bennu for Asteroid Sample Return Mission

A laser altimeter instrument Maxar Technologies‘ MDA subsidiary built for a NASA space probe has began to scan and collect data of the asteroid Bennu. MDA provided the light detection and ranging sensor technology that currently supports the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer under a contract with the Canadian space agency, Maxar said Monday. …

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Maxar’s MDA Business Gets Multiple Canadian Space Agency Support Contracts

Maxar Technologies‘ MDA business has received four contracts worth a combined $41.7 million to help the Canadian space agency develop space exploration technology platforms. MDA said Friday it will build tools designed to simplify operations and reduce operator communication load for the Mobile Servicing System currently on board the International Space Station …

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NASA to Ship Webb Telescope to Northrop Facility for Spacecraft Tech Integration

NASA engineers have removed the James Webb Space Telescope from the space agency’s thermal vacuum testing platform installed at the Johnson Space Center following completion of a 100-day cryogenic test. The agency said Saturday it tested JWST’s optical structure and scientific instruments at Chamber A to determine if the future space observatory could function in …

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Matteo Genna: SSL Aims to Qualify Roll Out Solar Array for Satellite Tech Integration

Matteo Genna, chief technology officer and vice president for product strategy and development at Space Systems Loral, has said SSL partnered with NASA, Air Force Research Laboratory and Deployable Space Systems to develop and test a scalable solar array platform on the International Space Station. Genna wrote in SatMagazine’s September issue …

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Northrop Receives Astro Aerospace-Built Boom Assemblies for NASA’s Webb Telescope

Northrop Grumman has received the mid-boom assemblies from its Astro Aerospace subsidiary for integration with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Astro Aerospace designed and built two boom assemblies designed to deploy the telescope’s sunshield component once in orbit, Northrop said Monday. Astro Aerospace delivered the assemblies to Northrop’s Redondo Beach, …

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Northrop Recognized for James Webb Space Telescope Program; Scott Willoughby Comments

Northrop Grumman has received Aviation Week magazine’s Program Excellence award for the company’s program goal achievement and leadership role in the development of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Scott Willoughby, vice president and James Webb Space Telescope program manager at Northrop, was selected in the subsystem research and design category for delivering …

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MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates to Develop Canada’s Space-Based Synthetic Aperture Radar

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 …

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MDA Lands ISS Robotic Servicing System Contract Modification With Canadian Space Agency

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. …

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