Canadian manufacturer MDA has announced that it will be working on a new satellite constellation for an undisclosed customer. The company has received authorization to proceed with the project, which involves creating a Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) satellite constellation. The initial contract for this constellation is valued at $180 million, with the entire project estimated to be worth at least $750 million.
The constellation will consist of 36 software-defined digital satellites, a new product recently introduced by MDA. As the prime contractor, MDA anticipates finalizing the full contract by 2024. The company’s recent acquisition of SatixFy’s digital payload division will also enhance its digital satellite product offerings.
MDA has a successful track record in building satellite constellations. In addition to this latest project, the company is currently working on the upgraded Globalstar constellation and has secured the Telesat Lightspeed contract from Thales Alenia Space.
With this latest endeavor, MDA continues to establish itself as a leading provider in the satellite industry. The company’s expertise and innovative products have consistently garnered the trust and confidence of customers, positioning MDA for future success in the field of satellite constellations.