DigitalGlobe’s selection of Raytheon Space Systems to manufacture high-resolution imagers for the WorldView Legion constellation shows Raytheon is making headway in its effort to use expertise honed through decades of government work to attract commercial customers.
MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates completed its $2.4 billion purchase of DigitalGlobe Oct. 5, and will rebrand the combined company as Maxar Technologies.
MDA Corp. and DigitalGlobe expect to complete their $2.4 billion merger late next week, the companies said Sept. 28.
Commercial satellite operators will probably order half as many geosynchronous satellites this year than usual, deepening a drought that has affected satellite manufacturers for the past two years, MDA Corp. President and CEO Howard Lance said July 28.
Satellite manufacturer and hardware provider MDA Corp. and Earth-observation company DigitalGlobe have re-submitted paperwork to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) after cancelling the original version.
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Relaxing regulations and lowering some of the hurdles that discourage private firms from working with federal agencies would bolster innovation, according to panelists at the 2017 GEOINT Symposium.
DigitalGlobe announced plans June 5 to augment its cloud-based geospatial big data platform, GBDX, with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data from Radarsat-2, a satellite launched in 2007 by the Canadian Space Agency and MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, the firm that announced plans in February to acquire DigitalGlobe.
MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates told investors May 23 that its pending acquisition of geospatial imagery and services provider DigitalGlobe will help offset the revenue peaks and valleys of MDA’s satellite manufacturing business.
The company said it suffered a net loss of $2.2 million on revenue of nearly $210 million in the quarter.
Before going public with their plans to merge, Canada’s MDA Corp. and DigitalGlobe were already working together on a next-generation imaging constellation that can revisit some locations on Earth up to 40 times in a day.
The value of any deal could be $2-3 billion, based on DigitalGlobe's market cap of $1.8 billion.
DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 high-resolution-imaging satellite entered service this week, following nearly three months of in-orbit testing and calibration.
After nearly two months of delay due to wildfires, United Launch Alliance successfully launched an Atlas 5 rocket Nov. 11 carrying an important imaging satellite for DigitalGlobe.
Geospatial imagery and services provider DigitalGlobe on Oct. 25 reported increased revenue and gross profit for the three months ending Sept. 30 with a surprisingly large increase in commercial business.