Organization: Alliant Techsystems

MDA shifts ownership to new US-based operating firm

MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates has restructured, shifting control to SSL MDA Holdings Inc — a Delaware registered, San Francisco-based operating company. The move circumvents the Investment Canada Act that was used in 2008 to stop MDA from selling its space assets to Alliant Techsystems (R$, March 27/08). Transport minister Marc Garneau was one of the…

CSA awards $109-million contract to MDA

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd (MDA) a $109-million contract over four years to continue its logistics, engineering and technology services for the mobile servicing robotics system on the International Space Station. The announcement came hours after Industry minister Jim Prentice confirmed his decision to block the sale of…

MDA secures major space gear contract

MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd (MDA) has secured a multi-million dollar contract to supply data reception and transmission subsystems for Thales Alenia Space, a consortium of several European firms. The contracts are for two satellites being built that will provide a range of satellite communications services over sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa.…