Space Systems Loral
Companies competing to build hundreds of broadband satellites for Canadian fleet operator Telesat are considering setting up production facilities in Canada.
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has awarded contracts to Ball Aerospace and Space Systems Loral to develop designs for a privately funded satellite to track methane emissions.
Scepter Inc., a Silicon Valley startup, plans to establish a satellite constellation in low Earth orbit capable of offering hourly updates on air pollution in vertical air columns globally.
Space Systems Loral (SSL) has filed a lawsuit against Orbital ATK after an employee of that company accessed sensitive information in a NASA computer system about SSL satellite servicing technologies.
Canadian satellite builder and geospatial-services provider MDA Corp. on Nov. 1 pulled back from earlier optimistic assessments of the global commercial telecommunications satellite business, saying strong customer interest in new satellites was not translating into contracts.