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MDA and SSL Broaden Presence at GEOINT, Demonstrate End-to-End Solutions from Space Segment to Decision-Driving Analytics

By SpaceRef Editor
June 2, 2017
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MDA, a global communications and information company and SSL, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that they are broadening their presence at next week’s GEOINT 2017 Symposium in San Antonio, Texas. On the show floor, in conference sessions and in private meetings and events, the company will demonstrate expanded end-to-end capabilities that support U.S. Government agencies and military services.  The company combines its long heritage of spacecraft manufacturing with commercial and government services including concept and systems development; advanced signal and imagery processing; multi-intelligence analytics; and ground systems that simplify and speed decision-making cycles.

“We have the systems and talent to quickly help reduce massive data sets into meaningful information,” said Rob Zitz, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, SSL Government Systems. “We bring a mix of innovative space and associated ground technology and sector expertise, where we can provide a full end-to-end solution or specific services to support customers with the intelligence task at hand, be it change detection or correlation of signal and image processing with open sources.”

On Monday, June 5 at 2:30 p.m. Mr. Zitz, who is also the USGIF Small Satellite Working Group Co-chair, will moderate a panel discussion on “Enabling the Next Generation of Satellites.” During the session, he will lead a panel of senior experts in a lively debate on the actions needed for the geospatial intelligence community to benefit from next generation small spacecraft and associated ground systems.

At GEOINT 2017 exhibition booth #751, MDA and SSL will show its suite of GEOINT products and services including intelligence and surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions that are used across a spectrum of commercial, national and international security programs. These solutions support the entire intelligence lifecycle, from the collection of vital information across all domains, to the processing of data into intelligence products.  

Held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, June 4-7, 2017, GEOINT 2017 brings together over 4,000 GEOINT professionals from all over the world for four action-packed days containing 100+ speakers, more than 50 hours of professional training, and 230+ exhibitors.

About SSL MDA Holdings

SSL and MDA Information Systems, LLC are subsidiaries of SSL MDA Holdings, a US operating company based in San Francisco, which is part of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA).

About MDA Information Systems, LLC 

MDA Information Systems, LLC, based in Gaithersburg, Maryland provides advanced geospatial information technology solutions, multi-source intelligence, and imagery derived information products and analysis to both government and commercial customers. For more information, please visit

About SSL

Space Systems Loral (SSL) based in Palo Alto, California is a leading provider of advanced spacecraft systems, with broad expertise to support commercial and government satellite operators and innovative space missions. The company designs and manufactures spacecraft for services such as direct-to-home television, video content distribution, broadband internet, mobile communications, in-orbit servicing, space exploration, and Earth observation. As a Silicon Valley innovator for 60 years, SSL’s advanced product line also includes state-of-the-art small satellites, and sophisticated robotics and autonomous solutions for remote operations. For more information, visit

About MDA

MDA (TSX: MDA), is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide.

MDA’s business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, primarily in the Communications sector and the Surveillance and Intelligence sector. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development. 

MDA’s established global customer base is served by more than 4,800 employees operating from 15 locations in the United States, Canada, and internationally. For more information, please visit

The Company’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “MDA.”

SpaceRef staff editor.