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MDA Awarded $74M Contract For DND RPAS Ground Control Stations

Government of Canada orders the MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPAS from GA-ASI in which MDA will be part of Canadian coalition working on the program

MDA announced this morning it had been awarded a $74 million contract from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GS-ASI) to support the Canadian Armed Force MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). The Government of Canada signed a deal with GS-ASI on December 19, 2023 to purchase RPAS. A Canadian team is working on the project, called Team SkyGuardian Canada and includes MDA, CAE, and …

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The Top 7 Canadian Space Stories of 2023

Jeremy Hansen is headed to the moon. Image credit: The Canadian Space Agency.

As 2023 comes to an end we decided to look back on the year and select the top seven stories based on editor selection combined with readership preferences. Not surprisingly, Moon related stories dominated but a few people may be surprised to learn that Canada had 23 satellites launch this past year, more than double the previous two years combined.

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MDA Announces Doubled Presence in UK

MDA in the United Kingdom (UK)

Canadian space company MDA has announced that it will be significantly expanding their operation in the United Kingdom (UK). 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 Selects CHORUS Launch Provider and Sets Launch Timeframe

Screenshot from new MDA CHORUS information video.

MDA is once again going to launch a satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. This time it’s for the CHORUS satellite. Previously, MDA was the first commercial customer to launch with SpaceX for the launch of the CASSIOPE satellite on September 29, 2013. SpaceX also launched the RADARSAT Constellation Mission trio of satellites in 2019.

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Spacebound – Militaries Finally Taking Space Seriously

Brigadier-General (BGen) G. Michael Adamson (left) and BGen. Kevin Whale (Ret’d), MDA’s Senior Director of Defence Strategy fireside chat at Spacebound 2023

The days of outer space being benignly tolerated by military organizations are over. These days, for better or worse, the world’s militaries are taking outer space very seriously and allocating resources to this domain accordingly. 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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Canadarm-Based Medical Robot Passes FDA Review

Image-Guided Autonomous Robot (IGAR)

A medical robot based on the Canadarm has recently passed FDA review. Called the Image-Guided Autonomous Robot (IGAR), it lets doctors perform surgery while a patient is inside an MRI scanner, allowing for more complex and difficult surgeries with greater reliability. It’s sold by Insight Medbotics, after being developed by both MDA and the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSii), and it’s yet another …

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