RADARSAT-1 status update

RICHMOND, BC, April 9, 2013 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information 
company, today announced that RADARSAT-1 is experiencing technical 
difficulties. The Canadian Space Agency is continuing to diagnose and attempt 
to resolve the technical issues. The impact of RADARSAT-1 not functioning is 
not significant to MDA's business. 
About MDA 
MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational 
solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. 
MDA's business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business 
potential. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced 
technology development. 
MDA's well-established global customer base is served by more than 4,500 
employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States, Canada, and 
The Company's common shares trade under the symbol TSX:MDA. 
Related Websites: www.mdacorporation.com 
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the "Company") with respect to future events and financial performance. When 
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and unknown risks and uncertainties. Known risks and uncertainties include but 
are not limited to: risks associated with operating satellites and providing 
satellite services, including satellite construction or launch delays, launch 
failures, in-orbit failures or impaired satellite performance; risks 
associated with satellite manufacturing, including competition, cyclicality of 
MDA's end-user markets, contractual risks, creditworthiness of customers, 
performance of suppliers and management of MDA's factory and personnel; risk 
associated with financial factors such as volatility in exchange rates, 
increases in interest rates, restrictions on access to capital, and swings in 
global financial markets; risks associated with domestic and foreign 
government regulation, including export controls and economic sanctions; and 
other risks, including litigation. The foregoing list of important factors is 
not exhaustive. The information contained in this news release reflects MDA's 
beliefs, assumptions, intentions, plans and expectations as of the date of 
this news release. Except as required by law, MDA disclaims any obligation or 
undertaking to update or revise the information herein. 
For additional information with respect to certain of these risks or factors, 
plus additional risks or factors, reference should be made to the Company's 
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securities regulatory authorities, which are available online under the 
Company's profile at www.sedar.com or on the Company's website at 
The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or 
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CONTACT: Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 
SOURCE: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
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