Tag Archives: MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates

Tony Frazier, President of Radiant Solutions, Inducted Into 2019 Wash100 for His Leadership in Developing Emerging Technology

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Tony Frazier, president of Radiant Solutions, as an inductee into the 2019 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for leading Radiant Solutions' efforts to support government missions with emerging technology. This marks the fourth Wash100 award for Frazier.

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Maxar to Transfer Corporate HQ to Westminster, Colorado

Maxar Technologies will relocate its corporate headquarters from San Francisco, California, to DigitalGlobe’s existing facility in Westminster, Colorado. “This move represents an opportunity to bring together our executive leadership team in a common location, as well as to establish a base for our future shared-services organizations,” Howard Lance, Maxar president and …

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Maxar Wins ‘Deal of the Year’ Award; Howard Lance Comments

Maxar Technologies, formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, has received SpaceNews’ “Deal of the Year” award in recognition of the company’s acquisition of DigitalGlobe in an estimated $3.6 billion transaction. Maxar’s predecessor MDA closed the deal in October in a push to offer imagery, satellite and geospatial services across the government …

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Radiant Solutions’ Tony Frazier: AI, Big Data Analytics Can Help Uncover Insights From Remote Sensing Data

Tony Frazier, president of Radiant Solutions, told Trajectory Magazine in an interview published Wednesday one of the trends he sees in the remote sensing sector is the capability to leverage technologies such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence to generate insights from collected data. “The bottleneck is going to …

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SSL’s Rob Zitz: Maxar Technologies to Grow US Govt Business via ISR Offerings

Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Space Systems Loral‘s government systems business, has said Maxar Technologies will work to grow its business with the U.S. government through “persistent” intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance offerings, Via Satellite reported Wednesday. SSL’s parent company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates acquired DigitalGlobe earlier …

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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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ViaSat Delivers Link 16 Communications Systems for Canadian Navy’s Halifax-Class Frigates

ViaSat has supplied an end-to-end Link 16 communications system to support Halifax-class frigates of Canada’s navy. The fleet-wide Link 16 multi-link upgrade will help the Canadian navy boost its communications capacity with U.S., NATO and other allied forces as well as prepare for and address potential at-sea threats, ViaSat said Tuesday. …

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DigitalGlobe, Australia Sign Agreement for Commercial Satellite Imagery Access

DigitalGlobe has entered into a multiyear agreement with Australia’s defense department to provide the Australian government access to the company’s commercial satellite imaging constellation. The department can task and download imagery from five DigitalGlobe satellites that include WorldView-3 and WorldView-4 to a ground station under the Direct Access Program contract, the company said Tuesday. …

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MDA to Deliver Comms Subsystem for Sierra Nevada Cargo Delivery Spacecraft

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has secured a multimillion dollar contract from Sierra Nevada Corp. to deliver a communications subsystem for spacecraft SNC is developing under NASA‘s Commercial Resupply Services-2 program. MDA said Wednesday its communications subsystem will work to provide on-board communication signal processing support for the Dream Chaser spacecraft. Dream Chaser is slated …

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MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates to Continue NGA Aeronautical Charting Tech Support

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 …

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SSL to Help Build DigitalGlobe’s Earth-Observation Satellite Constellation; Richard White Comments

A MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates subsidiary has received a firm-fixed-price contract to build satellites for DigitalGlobe’s WorldView Legion satellite constellation designed to collect Earth imaging data. Space Systems Loral will produce the low-Earth orbit satellites at its Palo Alto, California-based facility, SSL said Thursday. Richard White, president of SSL’s government systems …

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