SSL to Work on Environmental Defense Fund Smallsat Design Project; Richard White Quoted

Richard White

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 16, 2018 — SSL will design and establish requirements under an Environmental Defense Fund contract for the development of a small satellite that will work to monitor methane emissions from oil and gas plants, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday.

Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) said Thursday its SSL business will collaborate with sister firm DigitalGlobe for technical input on the MethaneSAT payload design in support of EDF’s larger effort to understand and address climate change.

Richard White, president of SSL Government Systems, noted that the company is working to advance innovation for missions that are geared to provide key insights about environmental changes in the planet.

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