MDA expands RADARSAT business in China

MDA expands RADARSAT business in China

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Canada, October 27, 2014: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed two contracts with EarthSTAR, a subsidiary of EarthView Image, totalling approximately CA$10 million.

The first contract is a multi-year extension of RADARSAT-2 distribution rights. In addition, the contract includes exclusive distribution rights for China, effective November 11, 2014. The RADARSAT-2 information will be used to support government and commercial users in China in areas such as land use management, environmental monitoring, subsidence monitoring, and disaster response.

Under the second contract, MDA will provide a ground station able to receive and process data from the RADARSAT-2 satellite. The station is expected to be installed and operational in late 2015.

Source: MDA