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Minister of Industry to announce contracts to build Canadian Space Agency satellite

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Monday, March 6, 2000

John Manley, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency, will announce the awarding of two major contracts to Bristol Aerospace Limited of Winnipeg, Manitoba, a Magellan company, to build SCISAT-1. This announcement will be made at a press conference to be held on March 8, 2000 in Winnipeg. SCISAT-1, the new Canadian Space Agency science satellite, will study ozone depletion in the Earth's atmosphere.

A B-roll animation of the satellite will be shown and available to the press.

Date: March 8, 2000

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am

Location: Bristol Aerospace
660 Berry Street,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Background information on the SCISAT-1 mission is available at: http://www.space.gc.ca/eng/Whats_New/2000_03_06backgrounder.html

For more information:
Caroline Lavallée
Media and Public Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Email: caroline.lavallee@space.gc.ca
Tel: (450) 926-4370
Cell: (514) 943-6808
Web site: www.space.gc.ca

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