Regional Direct Access Systems

MDA’s integrated Regional Direct Access Systems (RDAS) provide the fastest, most secure access to the world's best optical and radar imagery.

MDA is the market leader in regional direct access for near real-time satellite imaging, with dozens of operational systems around the world. That success is based on a proven modular multi-mission ground station architecture that enables cost-effective support for world-leading sensors including WorldView, RADARSAT-2, RapidEye and more.

MDA can rapidly integrate and deploy RDAS configurations with high-throughput multi-sensor support and local archive, catalog, and discovery. Optional information extraction and imagery exploitation modules provide end-user support for a range of land and maritime applications. Thanks to turnkey delivery with training for system operators and data end users, imagery is immediately useful for mission-critical activities.

In partnership with DigitalGlobe, MDA has developed, built, and delivered DigitalGlobe Direct Access Facilities (DAF) that provide customers with a complete turnkey ground system to enable the best access to the WorldView constellation through direct tasking and downlink, order management, collection planning, cataloguing, and advanced product generation capabilities.

MDA's experience and customer service support reliable, fast, and secure access to the best satellite imagery available. A modular approach to design and delivery allows system capabilities and supported imagery streams to grow cost-effectively as your mission changes.