Ukraine and the international market of space communications

UKRThe Canadian company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) has signed a contract to build the first Ukrainian communications satellite and its ground support infrastructure for the National Space Agency of Ukraine.

The contract totaled $254 million. As experts forecast increased demand for the capacity of this spacecraft because of the transition of many foreign and domestic TV channels to HD format in 2011-2012, the project promises to be very beneficial for Ukraine.

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