ORBIMAGE announced today that it has
been presented with RADARSAT International’s Outstanding Distributor Award for
excellence in sales in Eastern North America. The award was presented to
ORBIMAGE at RSI’s International Distributor meeting in Vancouver, British
Columbia on May 16th, 2002.

Since November 1999, ORBIMAGE has been successfully marketing and selling
increasing amounts of radar image data from the RADARSAT-1 satellite to
commercial and government users in the U.S. marketplace. Due to the growing
demand in the U.S. for such quality satellite imagery, ORBIMAGE purchased the
exclusive marketing rights in the U.S. to sell data from RADARSAT-2, the
follow-on satellite planned for launch in late 2003. Once launched, RADARSAT-
2 will further enhance ORBIMAGE’s product line offering of high-resolution
optical image products with radar imagery from the world’s most advanced
commercial high-resolution Synthetic Aperature Radar (SAR) satellite.
RADARSAT-2 is designed to provide users with 24-hour, all-weather image
acquisition capabilities with a resolution of up to three meters.

“ORBIMAGE is honored to receive this recognition from RADARSAT
International for our achievement in selling RADARSAT-1 data to the U.S. user
community,” says Timothy J. Puckorius, ORBIMAGE’s Senior Vice President of
Worldwide Marketing & Sales. “We continue to work hard to provide our U.S.
based customers with the best image products and services our industry has to
offer. RADARSAT-1 data has been a critical element to ORBIMAGE’s current
product line. It’s a powerful data product that complements our optical
capabilities which we hope to further expand with the enhanced capabilities of

About RADARSAT International (RSI)

RSI, a subsidiary of MacDonald Dettwiler has been providing Earth-
observation data and derived information products, as well as leading-edge
services to global clients since 1989. The company combines its experience and
service with the strengths of its worldwide partners — (and the capabilities
their sensors represent) — to support global applications ranging from
environmental monitoring and natural resource management to marine oil
surveillance, defense, and mapping. More information about RSI can be found at


ORBIMAGE is a leading global provider of Earth imagery products and
services, with a planned constellation of four digital remote sensing
satellites. The company currently operates the OrbView-1 atmospheric imaging
satellite launched in 1995, the OrbView-2 ocean and land multispectral imaging
satellite launched in 1997, and a worldwide integrated image receiving,
processing and distribution network. Currently under development, ORBIMAGE’s
OrbView-3 high-resolution satellite will offer one-meter panchromatic and
four-meter multispectral digital imagery on a global basis. ORBIMAGE is also
the exclusive U.S. distributor of worldwide imagery from the Canadian
RADARSAT-2 satellite. More information about ORBIMAGE can be found at