5,4,3,2,1 blast-off. The countdown
begins as Canada’s first science satellite in over 30 years, SCISAT-1, will
be unveiled during a ceremony at Bristol Aerospace. Canadian scientific
instruments onboard the SCISAT-1 satellite will help Canadian and
international research scientists study ozone depletion in the atmosphere.

Dr. Rey Pagtakhan, Secretary of State for Industry, Science and Technology
will join Marc Garneau, President of the Canadian Space Agency, Jim
Butyniec, Vice-President and General Manager, Bristol Aerospace, Professor
Peter Bernath of the University of Waterloo and Dr. Tom McElroy,
Meteorological Services of Canada – Environment Canada, at the unveiling of

Representatives of the media are invited to attend the unveiling ceremony of
SCISAT-1, to be followed by an opportunity for interviews.

What: Unveiling of the SCISAT-1 satellite

When: Tuesday, July 2, 2002 Time: 10:00 a.m.

Where: Bristol Aerospace 660 Berry Street Winnipeg, Manitoba

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For more information:

Monique Billette

Senior Media Relations Officer

Canadian Space Agency

Telephone: (450) 926-4370

www.space.gc.ca, http://www.space.gc.ca

Laura Stephenson

Communications Manager

Bristol Aerospace

Telephone: (204) 775-8331 ext. 2831

Fax: (204) 775-7494

Lstephen@bristol.ca <mailto:Lstephen@bristol.ca
www.bristol.ca , http://www.bristol.ca