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MDA signs contracts with Maxar for on-orbit servicing technologies

Illustration of NASA’s OSAM-1 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on-orbit satellite servicing mission, which will refuel a government-owned satellite

The promise of on-orbit servicing as business for MDA has been in the works for over a decade. In 2011 MDA signed Intelsat as its anchor customer for its Space Infrastructure Servicing vehicle. That deal fell through. Now, almost 10 years after that deal was signed, MDA is making some progress, as evidenced by its latest contracts. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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MDA hires Minda Suchan to lead Geointelligence unit and releases executive organizational chart

Dr. Minda Suchan Vice President Geointelligence MDA

MDA has filled its last senior executive position with the hiring of Dr. Minda Suchan as Vice President of its Geointelligence unit. Of note, MDA's executive organizational chart (below) now has a 50/50 gender split. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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MDA wins $5.4 million contract for space station centrifuge

MicroPREP, a Canadian lab-on-a-chip technology being developed by MDA and Starfish Medical

MDA has teamed up with StarFish Medical to design and develop a centrifuge to be used with the MicroPREP lab-on-a-chip for use on the International Space Station. The $5.4 million contract is a result of a collaboration between the Canadian Space Agency and the National Research Council of Canada that began in 2014. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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MDA unveils new brand and organizational business units

The new MDA brand and vision

With the title "A new day at MDA. A new brand. A bold outlook," MDA's press release announcing its new brand and vision is meant to take the company into the future. That future includes the company going public, perhaps as early as next spring, offering its private backers what they hope will be a good return on their investment. That return on investment will …

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The Canadian Space Agency awards 8 contracts for studies of future Earth Observation systems

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission satellites were recently installed on their dispenser and inserted into the rocket fairing at SpaceX facilities in Vandenberg Air Force Base

The Canadian Space Agency today announced eight contracts worth over $4 million for studies that will explore possible future Canadians Earth Observation systems. The contracts stem from the Option Analysis Studies for Earth Observation for Service Continuity request for proposals which was issues this past January. The CSA will evaluate the studies to determine what path to take when it needs to replace the RADARSAT …

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New Canadian Space Agency President makes unexpected visit (Part 1)

Canadian Space Agency fall update with surprise visit by President Lisa Campbell

A week into her new job as President of the Canadian Space Agency, Lisa Campbell made an unexpected visit on a webinar hosted by SatCan which provided a fall update from the Agency. While her virtual visit was short, the "Autumn" update from Canada's space agency was lengthy and informative. Here's what you missed. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. …

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Canadian artificial intelligence technology by Menya could drive future space work

HybridLogic Robotics Artificial Technology (AI) animation by Menya Solutions.

A Sherbrooke, Quebec-based company received nearly $640,000 for an artificial intelligence (AI) contract that could assist with future space stations, such as Canada's efforts for the proposed NASA Gateway near the Moon. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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A look at MDA’s recent 7 Canadian Space Agency STDP awards

MDA and Canada

MDA, a large Canada space applications company recently received seven Space Technology Development Program (STDP) contracts from the Canadian Space Agency to research and develop advanced space technology projects. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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