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Maxar’s RADARSAT-2 Loses Use of its Gyroscope and Loses WorldView-4 Satellite

RADARSAT-2 painting

Canada’s only operational radar satellite, RADARSAT-2, has lost the use of its gyroscope and will now rely on the spacecraft’s three other types of sensors for attitude reference. And in just released news, Maxar announced today that the WorldView-4 satellite control moment gyros have failed and they don’t expect the spacecraft to recover.

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The Evolution of MDA Into Maxar Hits a Market Snag

Maxar Q3 Results 2018

MDA’s plan to reimagine itself as a U.S. based company has hit a big pothole along its path. This is primarily due to the significant downturn in sales of larger satellites, communication satellites destined for geosynchronous orbit (GEO), which is hitting its SSL unit hard.

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