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MDA releases new details of SARnext

MDA's next-generation synthetic aperture radar satellite SARnext will build on decades of heritage

The last we heard publicly from MDA on its next-generation Earth observation mission dubbed SARnext which is based on its decades heritage of Synthetic Aperture Radar technology, was in April at the GeoIgnite conference. 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 to provide lunar landing sensors to Intuitive Machines

This illustration shows a concept for a commercial lunar lander from Intuitive Machines of Houston

MDA continues to make inroads in providing technology destined for the Moon, whether in orbit or the surface. This latest contract with Intuitive Machines leverages technology in-part acquired several years with in-house expertise. 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 posts solid first post-IPO results

llustration of MDA's next-generation synthetic aperture radar satellite SARnext

MDA's first post-IPO results show the company's geospatial intelligence business helping to boost its quarterly revenue more than 15 percent year-over-year, despite a turbulent market entrance early in Q2. 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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RIMPAC warfighting exercise with Canadian participation tests skills of hybrid satellite system

RIMPAC 2020

Organizers are practicing satellite collection with military exercises to improve their data analysis – such as the RIMPAC sea exercise outlined during the virtual Small Satellite Conference running this week. 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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CubeSat mission will test Gateway lunar orbit and operations

After arrival at the Moon, CAPSTONE will begin its 6-month-long primary mission. CAPSTONE will validate a near rectilinear halo orbit’s characteristics by demonstrating how to enter into and operate in orbit

CubeSat testing is already being planned this year for NASA's planned Gateway space station near the Moon, according to conference presentations at the virtual Small Satellite Conference this week. 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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Is Northern Private Capital ready to invest in another Canadian space company?

The Business of Space panel with moderator Susan Visser, Andrew Lapham, CEO of Northern Private Capital, Pat Nihill, Vice President of Strategy at MDA, and Nathan de Ruiter, Managing Director Canada for Euroconsult

Northern Private Capital made international headlines when in late 2019 they announced that they were buying Canada's iconic space company MDA from Maxar. Is the company ready to make another investment in a Canadian space company? 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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Is asteroid mining closer to reality than previously thought?

OSIRIS-REx - Asteroid Bennu sample site finalists.

Asteroid mining has received a lot of attention, both as a possible way of addressing resource shortages and as a way of reducing the environmental impact of mining on Earth. While it is assumed that asteroid mining is still a far-off dream, the recent Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Science Symposium may suggest otherwise. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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Australia’s Queensland University of Technology partners with MDA on a logistics robot

An artist’s concept of Canada’s smart robotic system, Canadarm3

It's been hinted as a technology that would be useful for future space exploration missions. The technology, a logistics robot, would be designed to work inside spacecraft or space stations. 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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Moonlight, an ESA constellation of communication and navigation satellites around the Moon

Artis illustration of lunar communications and navigation satellites

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected two consortia to conduct preliminary studies for a potential future communication and navigation constellation around the Moon known as Moonlight. The opportunity is open to Canadian companies and MDA UK is participating. 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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