Tag Archives: MDA

MDA Space Unveils SKYMAKER

The new MDA SKYMAKER logo

Today at the 39th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, MDA Space announced a new product line, MDA SKYMAKER which builds on the heritage of their space robotics products including the venerable Canadarm. The new product line consists of a “new suite of space robotics products and services.”

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MDA is Now MDA Space

MDA Space branding

MDA has rebranded to MDA Space, reflecting its growth in the space economy and satellite technology, amidst potential confusion with other 'MDA' named entities.

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MDA Finishes Strong 2023 and Looks Ahead to Growth in 2024


MDA finished off its 2023 on a strong fiscal note and expects to see continual growth for at least the next few years, the company announced in its quarterly and annual results (Feb. 28). 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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Simple Error Could Have Resulted in Intuitive Machines Mission Failure

On Feb. 22, 2024, Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus lunar lander captures a wide field of view image of Schomberger crater on the Moon approximately 125 miles (200 km) uprange from the intended landing site, at approximately 6 miles (10 km) altitude. Image credit: Intuitive Machines

At this stage of the Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission, there is good reason for the company and NASA to celebrate. The Odysseus descent and landing was mostly successful. The news that the spacecraft tipped over and possibly broke a “leg” though does take some shine off the exuberance. However, what was barely discussed at the almost hour and a half news conference Friday was the …

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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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