Calian has a proven track record of maximizing the useful life of their customers’ satellite missions.
OTTAWA, March 15, 2021 – Calian® Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY), a provider of trusted products and solutions, is awarded a multi-year contract by MDA, an international space mission partner, to provide reliable, high performance satellite flight operations support to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
Based in the CSA’s Multi-Mission Control Centre in St. Hubert, Quebec, Calian’s team of engineers and technicians will carry out day-to-day Satellite Engineering, Flight Dynamics, Spacecraft Planning, Real-Time Console Operations and Ground Systems Maintenance for the CSA’s current fleet of satellites, as well as prepare for the operation of future missions as they come online. The contract gives testament to Calian’s capabilities in satellite operations and proven track record in maximizing the useful life of the satellite missions they support.
“We are proud to bring the expertise of MDA and Calian together to provide operations service for CSA’s critical satellite missions including the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), SCISAT and NEOSSAT.” says Dr. Minda Suchan, VP of Geointelligence, MDA.
Calian’s longevity in satellite operations is recognized industry wide. Since the launch of RADARSAT-1 in 1994, Calian has successfully supported the CSA in operating its Earth Observation missions, as well as supporting MDA’s RADARSAT-2 operations since 2007. With diverse and deep knowledge of satellite operations, Calian’s industry partnerships now span almost 30 years.
“It is exciting to see us continue our long-standing relationship with MDA,” says Patrick Thera, President, Calian Advanced Technologies. “Calian is rapidly becoming the pre-eminent supplier of all things satellite ground systems related. From RF ground systems to intelligent satellite resource management systems and gateways, Calian has a world-class group of technical experts to support our customers around the globe whether it is from our headquarters in Saskatoon or our other locations in Ottawa, Quebec and Germany.”
The three-year contract with MDA is valued at approximately CDN$16 million, with options to extend up to two additional years.