SSL highlights NASA mission milestones, supports NASA initiative to partner
PALO ALTO, CA, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading
provider of commercial satellites, today highlighted its role in supporting
NASA's initiative to benefit from the commercial space industry. Two NASA
programs, which recently reached important milestones, benefited from
commercial technology contribution from SSL.
SSL provided the propulsion system for NASA's Lunar Atmosphere Dust
Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft, which is managed by NASA's Ames
Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and currently is orbiting the moon.
Additionally, SSL was awarded the next phase contract option to put a NASA
Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD), on a commercial satellite.
SSL, a subsidiary of MDA, has a long history of delivering reliable satellites
and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the
world. As a leading provider of commercial satellites, the company works
closely with satellite operators to provide spacecraft for a broad range of
services including television and radio distribution, digital audio radio,
broadband Internet, and mobile communications. Billions of people around the
world depend on SSL satellites every day. For more information, visit
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