Mecachrome wins key contract from MDA
July 5, 2013, Mirabel, Que. - Mecachrome has announced it has been chosen by MDA (MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd) to manufacture the Synthetic Aperture Radar structural aluminum panels for the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), being built for the Canadian Space Agency.
The RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), one of the most important Canadian space programs of the decade, consists of a three-satellite configuration, and has been designed for three main uses: Maritime surveillance, disaster management, and ecosystem monitoring. RCM will provide around-the-clock coverage through powerful radar images, and represents a major enhancement of Canada's RADARSAT program, following the successes of RADARSAT-1 and RADARSAT-2.
“We are very pleased that Mecachrome’s proven expertise has been recognized by MDA, and we are confident that this contract is the beginning of a long-lasting relationship with MDA in North America" said Francisco Vega, vice-president of sales and marketing for Mecachrome.
Mecachrome is a major player in the space industry in Europe. This contract marks the introduction of Mecachrome in the Canadian space industry.
“We are very thankful to MDA for allowing Mecachrome to contribute to such major national space project, “said Julio de Sousa, president of Mecachrome. “This is another step towards Mecachrome’s diversification strategy,” he added.