MDA Chief Executive Howard Lance said the company is reducing staff at Palo Alto, California-based SSL in the face of a continued downturn in the market for commercial geostationary-orbit telecommunications satellites. He nonetheless said he expects several big orders for SSL later this year.

Credit: MDA Corp.

MADRID, Spain — Canada’s MDA Corp. on May 2 reported financial results that are the strongest possible argument on behalf of the company’s pending purchase of geospatial imagery provider DigitalGlobe of the United States.

At a time when MDA’s telecommunications satellite business is flagging with . . .

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