Press Release

Orbital completes $20 million sale of sensor systems division to Hamilton Sunstrand

By SpaceRef Editor
September 21, 2001
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Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB)
today announced that it has completed the sale of its Sensor Systems
(SSD) to the Hamilton Sundstrand unit of United Technologies Corporation
UTX). The sale, which was announced in August, has received all necessary
regulatory approvals. Orbital stated that the proceeds of the sale would
primarily be used to improve the company’s balance sheet, to reduce overall
and for general corporate purposes.

“With the completion of the Sensor Systems Division sale, Orbital has
completed its year-long campaign to reduce debt, boost cash and improve the
company’s balance sheet through the sale of four non-core businesses. We
now intensely focused on driving the company back to sustained profitability
with our core space technology products, primarily consisting of satellite-
launch vehicle-related space systems, advanced programs and technical
said Mr. David W. Thompson, Orbital’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Orbital develops and manufactures affordable space systems, including
satellites, launch vehicles, and advanced space systems. Orbital is also
involved with satellite-based networks that provide wireless data
and high-resolution Earth imagery to customers all around the world.

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SpaceRef staff editor.