MDA Announced As Lead Sponsor of the Canadian Space Commerce Association's Canadian Space Policy Symposium, November 9, 2017

Press Release From: Canadian Space Commerce Association
Posted: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA), Canada’s national space industry association, today announced MDA as the lead sponsor of the upcoming CSCA Canadian Space Policy Symposium to take place on November 9, 2017, at the University of Ottawa. MDA is a business unit of Maxar Technologies, a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets.

“We are excited and grateful to have our long term CSCA members MDA participating as our lead event sponsor of our 2017 symposium,” said Michelle Mendes, Executive Director and President of the CSCA. “Their historic achievements within the Canadian space sector and the many recent exciting developments within their organization, make their perspective a perfect contribution to this symposium's focus on our future space policy."

"As long term members of the CSCA we are pleased to support another event fostering valuable discussion about the issues influencing Canada's long term prosperity in the space economy," said Norman Hannaford, vice president and general manager of MDA’s surveillance and intelligence business. "Setting supportive and strategically sound Canadian space policy is our industry's shared goal. This year's CSCA Space Policy Symposium will be an important roundtable discussion to that end."

The CSCA Canadian Space Policy Symposium 2017 program will engage industry, academia, government and other stakeholders working to support the long-term success of Canadian space sector. Participants will address developments to date concerning Canada’s future in space and what can be done, in practical terms, to grow the Canadian space program on a global scale.

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About MDA

MDA is an internationally recognized leader in space robotics, satellite antennas and subsystems, surveillance and intelligence systems, defence and maritime systems, and geospatial radar imagery. MDA’s extensive space expertise and heritage translates into mission-critical defence and commercial applications that include multi-platform command, control and surveillance systems, aeronautical information systems, land administration systems and terrestrial robotics. MDA is also a leading supplier of actionable mission-critical information and insights derived from multiple data sources. Founded in 1969, MDA is recognized as one of Canada’s most successful technology ventures with locations in Richmond, Ottawa, Brampton, Montreal and Halifax. MDA is a business unit of Maxar Technologies. For more information visit

About the Canadian Space Commerce Association

The Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) is the national association representing the space industry in Canada. The Association represents industry, academia, government, professionals, young entrepreneurs and all stakeholders in the Canadian space sector. The purpose of the CSCA is to support economic, legal, policyand educational interests that advance the Canadian Space and Defence sector. The CSCA has been a registered not-for-profit industry organization since 2007.

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