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Expanding Cooperation Between Canadian and Spanish Space Industries

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2001

Saint-Hubert, May 29, 2001 - The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) invites media to its David Florida Laboratory in Ottawa on May 30, 2001 for the visit of Josť Maria Aznar, President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain accompanied by a delegation from the Spanish Space Agency, the Centre for Technical and Industrial Development.

The visit by the Spanish President and the space industry delegation is part of a mission to Canada to identify areas of co-operation between our respective space agencies (CDTI and CSA) and explore the potential for joint initiatives between our space industries.

During the visit to the David Florida Laboratory, Canada's ISO 9002 certified premier space qualification facility, the Spanish President in the company of Mac Evans, President of the Canadian Space Agency will offer a short presentation to guests before touring the laboratory. The media are invited to take part in the guided tour of the David Florida Laboratory. A separate contract signing ceremony between representatives of EMS Technologies of Ste-Anne-de Bellevue, Quebec, and Alcatel Espacio of Madrid will complete the media opportunity.

Where: David Florida Laboratory
3701 Carling Avenue
Ottawa

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2001
10:15 - 11:45

About David Florida Laboratory
Located in Ottawa, the David Florida Laboratory is available on a fee-for-service basis to all Canadian and international companies and organizations in industries such as space, aeronautics, telecommunications, defence, manufacturing, transportation and packaging.

About the CSA
Established in 1989 with its headquarters situated in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, the Canadian Space Agency coordinates all aspects of the Canadian Space Program. Through its Space Knowledge, Applications and Industry Development business line, the CSA delivers services involving: Earth and the Environment; Space Science; Human Presence in Space; Satellite Communications; Generic Space Technologies; Space Qualification Services and Awareness. The Canadian Space Agency is at the forefront of the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity.

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For more information Andre Leclair Senior Media Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Tel.: 450-926-4370
andre.leclair@space.gc.ca

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