MDA Space hires 400 in Q1 after 900 in 2023; books $102M increase in Telesat Lightspeed contract; addresses technicians’ strike

by Peter B. de Selding

LA PLATA, Maryland — MDA Space’s contract to build 198 broadband satellites for Telesat’s Lightspeed constellation has been increased by 6.7%, to about 2.24 billion Canadian dollars ($1.63 billion), following a recent adjustment.

The adjustment, valued at 140 million Canadian dollars, was “due to updated requirements for the program, and revised sourcing solutions, which is a normal course at this stage of a program,” MDA said May 9 in response to Space Intel Report inquiries.

In a May 9 . . .

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