MDA, a Maxar Company, Announces Successful Launch of Canada’s
MDA, a Maxar Company, Announces Successful Launch of Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission
Three MDA-built Earth observation satellites will work together to bring solutions to key challenges for Canadians
MONTREAL, QC — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 12, 2019 — MDA, a Maxar company (NYSE: MAXR) (TSX: MAXR), announced today that the three RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) satellites developed by MDA for the Canadian Space Agency are performing according to plan. The satellites launched this morning aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and began sending and receiving signals from space. The satellites will now go through a series of in-orbit manoeuvres and tests before entering service later this year.
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Three Earth observation satellites built by Maxar's MDA will work together to bring solutions to key challenges for Canadians (Photo: Business Wire)
MDA is the prime contractor for the project and was responsible for the engineering design, construction and testing of the three satellites, the ground segment and operations development. Launch was provided by MDA subcontractor SpaceX. MDA is also providing mission operations services for the first year on orbit,...