SCISAT-1: Unveiling Canada's First Science Satellite in 30 Years Supporting Leading-edge Environmental Research

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2002

5,4,3,2,1 blast-off. The countdown begins as Canada's first science satellite in over 30 years, SCISAT-1, will be unveiled during a ceremony at Bristol Aerospace. Canadian scientific instruments onboard the SCISAT-1 satellite will help Canadian and international research scientists study ozone depletion in the atmosphere.

Dr. Rey Pagtakhan, Secretary of State for Industry, Science and Technology will join Marc Garneau, President of the Canadian Space Agency, Jim Butyniec, Vice-President and General Manager, Bristol Aerospace, Professor Peter Bernath of the University of Waterloo and Dr. Tom McElroy, Meteorological Services of Canada - Environment Canada, at the unveiling of SCISAT-1.

Representatives of the media are invited to attend the unveiling ceremony of SCISAT-1, to be followed by an opportunity for interviews.

What: Unveiling of the SCISAT-1 satellite
When: Tuesday, July 2, 2002 Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Bristol Aerospace 660 Berry Street Winnipeg, Manitoba

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For more information:

Monique Billette
Senior Media Relations Officer
Canadian Space Agency
Telephone: (450) 926-4370,

Laura Stephenson
Communications Manager
Bristol Aerospace
Telephone: (204) 775-8331 ext. 2831
Fax: (204) 775-7494 < ,

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