John Manley, Minister of Industry and Minister
responsible for the Canadian Space Agency, will announce the awarding of two
major contracts to Bristol Aerospace Limited of Winnipeg, Manitoba, a
Magellan company, to build SCISAT-1. This announcement will be made at a
press conference to be held on March 8, 2000 in Winnipeg. SCISAT-1, the new
Canadian Space Agency science satellite, will study ozone depletion in the
Earth’s atmosphere.

A B-roll animation of the satellite will be shown and available to the

Date: March 8, 2000

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am

Location: Bristol Aerospace

660 Berry Street,

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Background information on the SCISAT-1 mission is available at:

For more information:

Caroline Lavallée

Media and Public Relations

Canadian Space Agency


Tel: (450) 926-4370

Cell: (514) 943-6808

Web site: