Maxar Technologies, the firm which was formerly known as MDA, that holds the Earth Observing firm Digitalglobe and the satellite manufacturer SSL (aka Space Systems Loral) as its main subsidiaries, has had its CEO Howard Lanch resign four months short of three years in his post. The cause of his leaving has not been disclosed but Maxar’s subsidiaries have both had their problems. SSL has been known to be in difficulties due to the downturn in the GEO satellite market while failing to gain any significant US government work. Meanwhile, Digitalglobe had its own blow when its WorldView 4 satellite failed in orbit. Maxar was fast to appoint his replacement Daniel Jablonsky who is currently President at the firm and who will now be both President and CEO of Maxar.
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