MDA Awarded Amos-6 Satellite Payload Deal

[Satellite TODAY 06-26-12] Canadian space and satellite company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has been contracted by Israel Aerospace Industries to supply a communications payload solution for the Amos-6 satellite, MDA announced June 25.

   The contract is valued at more than $90 million and scheduled for finalization by the end of July. MDA said it has started work under an authorization to proceed.
   Amos-6 will be launched in 2014. Once in service, the satellite aims to enhance the capacity of the existing Amos satellite constellation, which is owned and operated by Israeli satellite communications service provider Spacecom.
   The constellation provides a large range of fixed and mobile communication services in the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Africa.

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