Magellan Aerospace Delivers CASSIOPE Small Satellite Bus to MDA



    TORONTO, July 9 /CNW/ - Magellan Aerospace announced today successful
formal delivery acceptance of the CASSIOPE small satellite bus by Macdonald,
Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) of Vancouver. CASSIOPE is a multi-purpose
mission to conduct space environment research and advanced telecommunications
technology demonstration. The bus has completed integration and testing at
Magellan's Winnipeg facilities, and will now begin instrument integration and
spacecraft-level testing. The integrated spacecraft will be shipped to test
facilities in Ottawa later in 2008 for environmental testing. CASSIOPE is
scheduled for launch in 2009.
    The CASSIOPE bus is the first of the MAC-200 small satellite buses
developed by Magellan to meet the needs of the Canadian Space Agency's small
satellite missions. Magellan designed the MAC-200 bus to incorporate standard
subsystems and components that can be tailored to the spacecraft layout for
individual missions.
    The MAC-200 accommodates a range of mission requirements, instrument
interfaces and launcher environments in a cost effective manner and will
support mission lifetimes of up to 7 years. The MAC-200 development was built
on the experience and success of Magellan's SCISAT-1, the first small
satellite developed in Canada in over 40 years. SCISAT-1 continues to perform
flawlessly in orbit after nearly 5 years, providing scientists with critical
data on the ozone layer and other atmospheric constituents.

    About Magellan Aerospace Corporation:

    Magellan Aerospace Corporation is one of the world's most integrated and
comprehensive aerospace industry suppliers. Magellan designs, engineers, and
manufactures aeroengine and aerostructure assemblies and components for
aerospace markets, advanced products for military and space markets, and
complementary specialty products. Magellan is a public company whose shares
trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MAL), with operating units
throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.





For further information:

For further information: Mr. David T. O'Connor, Director, Defence and
Space, Ph: (204) 788-2829, Email: dave.oconnor@magellan.aero


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