MDA's satellite subsystems support innovative communications technologies in space
Media Release: June 7, 2018
Quebec, QC- MDA, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR) announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract withOHB System AG(OHB) to provide fine pointing for solar arrays and tracking antennas for theHeinrich Hertz communications satellite. MDA’s innovative subsystems have a high level of functional integration, which optimizes mass and volume, and provides the satellite with more significant cost savings. The satellite will employ MDA’s innovative subsystem to continuously position the solar arrays as well as the satellite’s pointing and tracking antennas.
The Heinrich Hertz satellite is a national communications satellite program for the German Space Agency, DLR, exploring and testing new space technologies to determine, among other things, how broadband can result in higher data speeds for mobile final users. It also carries a payload for military communications purposes. OHB System AG is the Prime Contractor.
"MDA is a trusted partner of OHB in our goal to meet our customers’ expectations. What is more, we had already contracted MDA for a very similar subsystem and had very good experience in terms of quality, flexibility and adherence to schedules," says Dieter Birreck, Heinrich Hertz Program Manager at OHB System.
“MDA enables leading-edge customers and partners to do remarkable work honing their innovations and delivering solutions to build a better world,” says Mike Greenley, group president of MDA. “Fueling economic growth through product exports worldwide on both GEO and LEO communications satellites is central to the future growth story of MDA.”
MDA is an internationally recognized leader in space robotics, satellite antennas and subsystems, surveillance and intelligence systems, defense and maritime systems, and geospatial radar imagery. MDA's extensive space expertise and heritage translates into mission-critical defence and commercial applications that include multi-platform command, control and surveillance systems, aeronautical information systems, land administration systems and terrestrial robotics. MDA is also a leading supplier of actionable mission-critical information and insights derived from multiple data sources. Founded in 1969, MDA is recognized as one of Canada's most successful technology ventures with locations in Richmond, Ottawa, Brampton, Montreal and Halifax. MDA is a Maxar Technologies company (TSX: MAXR; NYSE: MAXR). For more information visitwww.mdacorporation.com.
About Maxar Technologies
Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, robotics, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched integrated capabilities, solutions and expertise to help customers anticipate and address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in over 31 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes MDA, SSL, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, billions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that Build a Better World. For more information visitwww.maxar.com.
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