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SSL’s Robert Zitz: Pending DigitalGlobe Purchase to Boost MDA’s Satellite Imagery, Analysis & Insights Portfolio

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 14, 2017 — Robert Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Space Systems Loral‘s government systems business, has said the pending acquisition by parent company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates of DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) would enable MDA to build up support for intelligence and defense agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported …

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SSL’s Robert Zitz Moderates Panel on Next-Gen Satellites at GEOINT 2017 Symposium

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 8, 2017 — Robert Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer of Space Systems Loral‘s government systems business, has participated at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium as moderator of a panel discussion on next-generation satellites, GovCon Executive reported Monday. The company said June 1 it was also set to …

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MDA-DigitalGlobe M&A Deal Focused on Satellite Imagery, Earth Observation Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 25, 2017 — The upcoming $3.6 billion acquisition of DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates is anticipated to boost the latter’s satellite manufacturing business and diversify its satellite services, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Space News reported Tuesday the deal will also work to build on MDA’s …

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Richard White, Robert Zitz, Tim Gillespie Take New Leadership Roles at SSL’s Govt Systems Business

Palo Alto, California-based satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral has appointed three executives to oversee the company’s government systems business unit that provides support to U.S. government clients and related programs. Richard White, senior vice president of government systems at SSL, has been promoted to president of SSL Government Systems and will …

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SSL-Managed Firm Gets Recognition for NASA Robotic Servicing Mission Support; Rich White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 20, 2017 — MDA US Systems, a division of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates that Space Systems Loral manages, has received recognition for its support to a NASA robotic servicing mission in January, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. SSL said Wednesday the Johnson Space Center cited MDA US Systems’ help in …

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SSL Awarded $75M Contract to Build Asteroid Exploration Spacecraft Platform for NASA

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates‘ U.S. subsidiary Space Systems Loral has received a $75 million contract to provide a composite-based spacecraft platform for a NASA mission that aims to explore the 16 Psyche metallic asteroid. SSL will build a power propulsion chassis equipped with a solar electric propulsion technology and collaborate with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory …

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Weekly Roundup October 24 – October 28, 2016: Sector Execs Offer Outlooks at 3Q Checkpoint & more

October 24 – October 28, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Outlooks of the government contracting market’s future trajectory and its ongoing dynamics dominated the attention of sector leaders and observers this week, during which GovCon Wire helped capture the larger …

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Harris, Capstone Vet Richard White Joins Space Systems Loral as US Govt Lead

Richard White, a 31-year veteran from Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) and former CEO of government services contractor Capstone Corp., has joined spacecraft system and satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral to lead SSL’s U.S. government business as a senior vice president. Palo Alto, Calif.-based SSL said Thursday White will be based out of …

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MDA Names New Board of Directors, Senior Execs in Support of US Access Plan Strategy; Howard Lance Comments

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has appointed new board of directors and senior executives in support of the implementation of the company’s U.S. Access Plan strategy. Howard Lance, president and CEO of MDA, said in a statement released Monday the firm’s U.S. Access Plan seeks to pursue government contracts in order …

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Howard Lance Joins MDA as President, CEO; Bob Phillips Comments

Howard Lance, former chairman and CEO of Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS),  has been selected to succeed Daniel Friedmann as president and CEO of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, effective May 16. MDA said Thursday Lance is expected to join MDA’s board of directors, while Friedman will continue to serve as a …

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