May 22, 2001 – Calian (TSE: CTY) of Kanata, Ontario, and the Canadian Space
Agency (CSA) of Saint-Hubert, Quebec, announced today that Calian’s Systems
Engineering Division has been awarded a $9.2 million contract tendered
through Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).

Under the terms of the contract, Calian’s System Engineering Division (SED)
will provide operations and maintenance services for the Canadian Space
Agency’s Satellite Operations Directorate at its facility in Saint-Hubert,
and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The contract runs until March 31, 2003 and
includes provisions for an additional two years of service, potentially
bringing the total value of the contract to $18.7 million.

“Over the past five years, since the launch of RADARSAT-1, Canada has
rapidly captured more than 15% of the global remote sensing market. Driving
innovation and excellence, the Canadian Space Agency is actively developing
Canadian expertise, working in cooperation with our growing space industry
to positively impact the Canadian economy”, said the Honourable Brian Tobin,
Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency.
“Based on their ongoing collaboration with the CSA and other customers,
Saskatoon-based Calian SED is building an impressive record in testing,
operating and managing satellite systems.”

Ray Basler, President of Calian’s Systems Engineering Division said the new
contract is a demonstration of the importance SED places on building and
maintaining long-term relationships with its customers. “We are extremely
pleased to continue this highly successful program with the CSA,” said Mr.
Basler, “SED is committed to providing our customers with the rapid delivery
of our world-class systems and services that fully satisfy their needs in
testing, operating and managing their satellite systems.”

SED’s involvement consists of supporting the operation, development,
maintenance, management and ongoing evolution of satellite control and
support systems provided by the CSA through the provision of a dedicated
team of qualified personnel. SED’s team in Saint-Hubert consists of 40
engineers and technicians, and six technicians in Saskatoon.

This contract is a continuation of work SED has performed for the CSA since
1993, and reflects the CSA’s evolving requirements. RADARSAT-1, although
designed to be operational for 5 years, still provides Canada and the world
with useful information to both commercial and scientific users in the
fields of agriculture, cartography, hydrology, forestry, oceanography, ice
studies and coastal monitoring. As early as 2003, data continuity to the
existing customers will be ensured by RADARSAT-2.

In addition, the CSA is developing new satellite programs with similar
mission characteristics, and intends to expand the existing operational
knowledge, systems and infrastructure into a cost-effective multi-mission
operational capability.

Funding for this project was provided for in the February 2000 budget, and
is therefore built into the existing financial framework.

About SED

Calian’s Systems Engineering Division’s mission is to provide the satellite
industry with the rapid delivery of dependable, flexible systems and
services that fully satisfy customers’ needs in testing, operating and
managing their satellite systems. The SED product lines include In-orbit
Test, Satellite Spectrum Monitoring, and Telemetry, Tracking and Command
Systems, as well as Satellite Gateways, Network Management Systems and
Up-link Stations. Customers include major satellite manufacturers,
operators and service providers worldwide. Contract manufacturing services
are provided to customers in the local and national markets.

About Calian

Calian Technology Ltd. (TSE:CTY) sells technical and professional services
to industry and government. In the 2000 fiscal year Calian had sales in
excess of $125 million.

About the Canadian Space Agency

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

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For information, please contact:

Greg Strong
Right Turn Communications
Telephone: (613) 850-1900

André Leclair
Senior Media Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Telephone: (450) 926-4370
Fax: (450) 926-4352