Press Release

EMS Technologies Wins Strategic European Military Satellite Order With Alcatel Space

By SpaceRef Editor
January 2, 2003
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EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELMG) has announced today that it has received
a contract valued at over $2.5 million from Alcatel Space to supply high-
powered, ferrite switch technology for the SAR-Lupe imaging satellite mission.

EMS’s Space & Technology Group/Atlanta will manufacture and deliver space
qualified X-band receiver protection and calibration networks to be integrated
into the Sensor Electronics unit for the SAR-Lupe system. The Bremen-based
space company OHB-System AG is prime contractor for SAR-Lupe, a constellation
of five satellites and the attendant ground segment, which marks the German
entry into the field of space-based radar reconnaissance. Set for launch in
2005 through 2007, SAR-Lupe will provide high-resolution imaging during all
weather conditions.

The EMS switching network will route the signals between the satellite’s
transmitter, antenna and receiver, while also providing a highly stable
reference pathway for instrument calibration during the extended mission life.
This application reflects EMS’s leadership with receiver
protection/calibration switching technology for advanced earth-observation
satellite systems.

“We are proud of our cooperation with Alcatel Space and their confidence
in our technical solution for this system. This win confirms our continued
leadership in supplying ferrite technology, which will enable Alcatel to meet
this mission’s critical signal routing and instrument calibration demands,”
said Jay Grove, senior vice president and general manager – EMS’s Space &
Technology Group in Atlanta.

About Alcatel Space

Alcatel Space, Europe’s leading satellite manufacturer, is one of the
three world’s leading prime contractors for both civil and military space
systems, with satellite-based solutions for telecommunications, navigation,
radar and optical observation, meteorology and science. We are also the
leading European supplier of ground segments for space borne observation,
meteorology and navigation systems, as well as for the operation of space
systems. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Alcatel, Alcatel Space posted revenues
of 1.4 billion euros in 2001.

About EMS Technologies, Inc.

EMS Technologies, Inc. is a leading innovator in the design
and manufacture of wireless, satellite and defense electronics solutions. The
Company is headquartered in Atlanta, employs almost 1,900 people worldwide,
and has manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, Ottawa, Montreal and Brazil.

The Space & Technology Group of EMS Technologies, with facilities in
Montreal, Atlanta, and Ottawa, is a leader in the development and supply of
advanced products and systems demanding the highest performance and
reliability. The Group specializes in antenna products and subsystems,
microwave components and subsystems, power products, and digital command and
control products for space and defense applications.

For more information, visit EMS on the World Wide Web at .

SpaceRef staff editor.