RADARSAT-2 Status Update



    RICHMOND, BC, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
(TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today
that it has completed the integration and testing of Canada's next-generation
Earth observation satellite, RADARSAT-2. Recently, the launch provider has
experienced delays in a launch, and has rescheduled the RADARSAT-2 launch to
December 2007.
    RADARSAT-2 is a sophisticated Earth observation satellite developed by
MDA in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and integrated and
tested at the CSA's David Florida Laboratory in Ottawa. When launched, it will
replace RADARSAT-1 and offer customers around the world an expanded range of
high quality radar imagery. The RADARSAT-2 information solution captures
precision images anywhere around the world, day or night, in all weather
conditions, and delivers the information through a growing global network of
36 certified ground stations.
    Steve Oldham, a vice president of MDA's Information Systems group stated:
"MDA is very pleased to have RADARSAT-2 in this final stage ready for launch.
This milestone provides confidence in the capability of the satellite to
provide continuity and enhancement of RADARSAT imagery to our current and
future customers."

    About MDA

    MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast
amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision
making and operational performance of business and government organizations
worldwide.
    Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential,
MDA delivers a broad spectrum of earth and space based information solutions,
ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to
electronic information products.
    MDA employs more than 3,000 people in locations across the United States,
the United Kingdom, and Canada. The Company's common shares trade on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.

    Related Websites:
    www.mdacorporation.com
    www.space.gc.ca

    Forward-Looking Statements
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    This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which
reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. with
respect to future events and financial performance. Any such forward-looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and MDA's actual results of
operations could differ materially from historical results or current
expectations. Additional information on these and other potential factors that
could affect MDA's financial results are detailed in documents filed from time
to time with the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

    The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form
    or content of this release.





For further information:

For further information: Wendy Keyzer, MDA External Relations, (604)
231-2743, wendy@mdacorporation.com

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