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MDA provides communication subsystems for O3b

MDA will provide 96 communication antenna subsystems for use on medium Earth orbit satellites being designed and built for O3b Networks

03bMDA has announced that it has signed a contract with Thales Alenia Space, prime contractor for the O3b constellation, to provide 96 communication antenna subsystems. The subsystems will be used for medium Earth orbit satellites being designed and built for O3b Networks. MDA has provided previous subsystems to Thales Alenia Space, as announced in December 2011.

O3b Networks Limited is a global satellite services provider operating a next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, Internet Service Providers, as well as enterprise and government customers in emerging markets.