MDA Awarded Space Mission Feasibility Study

Press Release From: MDA
Posted: Monday, April 14, 2003

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to undertake a study which evaluates an innovative, low cost tandem topographic mission with RADARSAT-2. The total value of the contract is $300,000 (CDN).

The Study builds on the work performed in prior contracts to analyse the feasibility, operational effectiveness and affordability of such a mission.

The Canadian Space Agency has already funded specific modifications to the RADARSAT-2 spacecraft to support a tandem topographic mission with a second spacecraft.

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