US: DigitalGlobe has awarded two contracts worth several million dollars to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates. The contract has been awarded to provide new ground station solutions to two international customers.
The ground stations will receive and process imagery and data from DigitalGlobe's satellite constellation, and are also configurable to receive and process data from the RADARSAT-2 Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite, enabling future integration of electro-optical and radar imagery capabilities.
MDA's proven design for mobile and fixed ground stations provides operators with local control, satellite data reception, and the option to process data in near real-time or send it to archive for future use. The ground stations maximize the advantages of MDA's modular multi-satellite ground station infrastructure and rapid upgrade capability and can be extended to support additional satellites.
Norman Hannaford, the general manager responsible for the ground station business said, "These contracts reinforce MDA's position of delivering operational ground system solutions for the world's most advanced remote sensing satellites."