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MDA, Nanowave Team Up for Radar Transceiver Payload

By | May 3, 2018
Critical electronic components being integrated into an MDA communications satellite payload

Critical electronic components being integrated into a communications satellite payload. Photo Credit: MDA

MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, has signed a multi-million-dollar contract with Nanowave Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of advanced microwave, millimeter-wave and electro-optic multi-function modules and subsystems. MDA will provide satellite components in addition to engineering support to integrate and test a Nanowave radar transceiver satellite payload. Radar transceivers provide the capability to transmit and receive radio frequency signals between the ground and space for imaging.

MDA specializes in space radar systems, previously acting as the prime contractor for Canada’s Radarsat-2 satellite and currently as the prime contractor for the upcoming Radarsat Constellation Mission being built for the Canadian Space Agency.