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Maxar Technologies Hosts Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau


Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.)
(NYSE:MAXR, TSX:MAXR), a global technology innovator powering the new
space economy, was honored to host the Prime Minister of Canada, the
Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, at its Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec,
satellite manufacturing facilities on August 9 to view the final phases
of construction of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM). Also on
hand for the visit was Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy

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Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau meets MDA Group President Mike Greenley. (Photo: Business Wi ...

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau meets MDA Group President Mike Greenley. (Photo: Business Wire)

The RCM satellites are being built for the CSA and represent the third
generation of this synthetic aperture radar satellite technology that
MDA has built for the Canadian government. The satellite system is
designed primarily for maritime surveillance, disaster management and
ecosystem monitoring and will allow Canada to keep an eye on its oceans,
forests, wetlands, farmlands, natural resources, transportation
corridors and ocean approaches. The three spacecraft will be launched
together on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in
California later this year.

During his visit, the Prime Minister helped to place a thermal blanket
on one of the satellites to protect it from the extreme temperatures in
space. He also witnessed the Industry 4.0 advanced digital manufacturing
techniques that MDA has developed to manufacture high-tech solutions for
space systems.

"It was a tremendous honor to showcase our technology to the Prime
Minister and share the achievements of our strong partnership with the
Canadian Space Agency," said Maxar President and CEO Howard Lance. "MDA
has been a leader in space-based radar for five decades, now working in
concert with Maxar's three other industry-leading companies to
accelerate innovation for the new space economy."

"The RADARSAT program, including RADARSAT-1 and RADARSAT-2, has put
Canada and MDA in a global leadership position for space-based radar
technology and applications, and RCM will to extend and enhance this
position," said MDA Group President Mike Greenley. "This program would
not be possible without contributions from across MDA's facilities and
employees in Richmond, Brampton, Halifax, Montreal and St. Hubert, and
our supplier chain of more than 125 Canadian companies in seven

About Maxar Technologies

As a global leader of advanced space technology solutions, Maxar
Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) is at the
nexus of the new space economy, developing and sustaining the
infrastructure and delivering the information, services, systems that
unlock the promise of space for commercial and government markets. As a
trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides vertically-integrated
capabilities and expertise including satellites, Earth imagery,
robotics, geospatial data and analytics to help customers anticipate and
address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence.
With more than 6,500 employees in over 30 global locations, the Maxar
Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes MDA, SSL,
DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, billions of people rely
on Maxar to communicate, share information and data, and deliver
insights that Build a Better World. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock
Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information,

About MDA

MDA is an internationally recognized leader in space robotics, space
sensors, satellite antennas and subsystems, surveillance and
intelligence systems, defence and maritime systems, and geospatial radar
imagery. MDA's extensive space expertise and heritage translates into
mission-critical defence and commercial applications that include
multi-platform command, control and surveillance systems, aeronautical
information systems, land administration systems and terrestrial
robotics. MDA is also a leading supplier of actionable mission-critical
information and insights derived from multiple data sources. Founded in
1969, MDA is recognized as one of Canada's most successful technology
ventures with locations in Richmond, Ottawa, Brampton, Montreal, Halifax
and the United Kingdom. MDA is a Maxar Technologies company (TSX: MAXR;
NYSE: MAXR). For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which
reflect the current view of Maxar Technologies Ltd. (the "Company") with
respect to future events and financial performance. Any such
forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current
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experience and its perception of historical trends. Any such
forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
current expectations. The Company cautions readers that should certain
risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions
prove incorrect, actual results may vary significantly from those
expected. The risks that could cause actual results to differ from
current expectations include, but are not necessarily limited to:
changes in government or intergovernmental priorities, mandates, funding
levels, contracts and regulations; satellite failure; failure of third
parties and subcontractors; and failure to anticipate changes in
technology, technical standards and offerings or compliance with the
requisite standards, or failure to maintain technological advances and
offer new products to retain customers and market position.

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