Press Release

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Signs RADARSAT-1 Monitoring Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
June 17, 2003
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MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
announced today that the company has signed a multi-year, $4.5
million (CDN) contract with an unnamed customer to provide information
products using RADARSAT-1 data.

“This is one of the new application areas that we’ve been developing to
diversify the use of RADARSAT data,” said Phil Gray, who heads up MDA
subsidiary RADARSAT International. “Our ability to offer products in this new
application area has been well received in the marketplace.”

RADARSAT-1 can detect objects as small as 12 metres in length during
cloudy weather and in complete darkness. Within hours of data acquisition, MDA
has the ability to deliver information reports to the customer’s Operations

RADARSAT-1 uses synthetic aperture radar to provide all-climate, day-and-
night imagery to clients around the world.

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For further informationTed Schellenberg, Media Relations, MacDonald
Dettwiler, 604-231-2215,

SpaceRef staff editor.