Norspace won the contract following a competitive tender offering. A key selection criterion in favour of Norspace was strong product heritage. Norspace has recently supplied almost identical equipment to a European satellite prime contractor for a satellite to the same end customer.
Commenting on the contract award, Norspace’s President Sverre Bisgaard said: “We are very pleased to be selected by MDA to supply hardware for these two satellites. It is particularly encouraging to be selected by MDA, who represents an important new customer to Norspace.”
The contracts call for delivery of all flight hardware in 2011.