Aerospacelab selected by MDA SPACE as part of MDA AURORA™ supply chain

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July 8, 2024 (Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium) – Aerospacelab announced today it has been selected by MDA Space Ltd. (TSX:MDA), a leading provider of advanced technology and services to the rapidly expanding global space industry, as part of the company’s supply chain for MDA AURORA™, a game-changing product line driving the transition from analog to digital satellite technology.

Aerospacelab will provide battery charge regulators (BCRs), a critical high-power subsystem, for the MDA AURORA constellation. Contracted to deliver more than 200 units over three years, the first deliveries to MDA Space are scheduled by 2026. Aerospacelab is building on its proven flight-heritage and high technology readiness level (TRL-9) to rapidly design, test and mass produce these units.

The MDA AURORATM supply chain will help support product deliveries for anchor customer Telesat’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation Telesat Lightspeed, an innovative, advanced global network that will bring enterprise-class connectivity to customers worldwide.

"Aerospacelab is uniquely positioned to provide prime quality solutions at a new space schedule and price," said Benoit Deper, Founder and CEO of Aerospacelab. "By coupling proven space heritage with an industry-leading design suite, the result is advanced technology delivered with unmatched agility."

Designed to meet the changing technical and business requirements of the satellite industry, the software-defined MDA AURORATM product line provides operators with unparalleled flexibility and functionality, dramatically enhancing constellation performance at reduced cost and time to market.


Founded in 2018, Aerospacelab is an emerging figure in the aerospace sector, showcasing a remarkable achievement of 8 satellites successfully deployed in orbit. We pride ourselves on our dedication to vertical integration and TRL-9 implementation, solidifying our commitment to driving innovation in the space industry. With our operations strategically placed in various locations, including the U.S., Aerospacelab remains steadfast in its mission to deliver pioneering solutions for our diverse customer community. Aerospacelab recently broke ground on its Megafactory, the world’s third largest satellite manufacturing facility, scheduled to begin operations in 2026.


Building the space between proven and possible, MDA Space (TSX:MDA) is a trusted mission partner to the global space industry. A robotics, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 55-year+ story of world firsts and more than 450 missions, MDA Space is a global leader in communications satellites, Earth and space observation, and space exploration and infrastructure. The MDA Space team of more than 3,000 space experts in Canada, the US and the UK has the knowledge and know-how to turn an audacious customer vision into an achievable mission – bringing to bear a one-of-a-kind mix of experience, engineering excellence and wide-eyed wonder that’s been in the company’s DNA since day one. For those who dream big and push boundaries on the ground and in the stars to change the world for the better, we’ll take you there. For more information, visit