Organization: MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd

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.…

CSA and TPC funding new multi-purpose satellite

MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd (MDA), Richmond BC, is the prime contractor for CASSIOPE, a new $140-million multi-purpose satellite scheduled for launch in 2007. Funding is being provided by the Canadian Space Agency ($63 million) and Technology Partnerships Canada ($77.2 million). CASSIOPE is designed to undertake a variety of missions for research in the areas…

TPC invests in Guigné and MD Robotics

Technology Partnerships Canada has announced two new investments of $4.9 million and $3.9 million respectively in R&D projects being undertaken by Guigné Inc, St John’s NF and MD Robotics, Brampton ON. The investment in Guigné will assist the firm in enhancing its multi-beam sonar technology for use in military, paramilitary, environmental and fishery applications. Guigné…