Magellan Aerospace-built MAC-200 Bus Successfully Launched on CASSIOPE

Magellan Aerospace-built MAC-200 Bus Successfully Launched on CASSIOPE 
TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Magellan Aerospace announced today the first 
launch of its MAC-200 Bus on the Cascade SmallSat and IOnospheric Polar 
Explorer (CASSIOPE) satellite from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA on a 
Falcon 9 launch vehicle. 
CASSIOPE is a multi-purpose mission carrying 8 unique instruments to conduct 
space environment research (collectively called e-POP) and advanced 
telecommunications technology demonstration (termed Cascade). 
Mr. James S. Butyniec, President and CEO of Magellan Aerospace said, "The 
successful launch of CASSIOPE yesterday is a great accomplishment that we 
celebrate with the Canadian Space Agency, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates 
Ltd. (MDA), and all of the Canadian industrial contributors and scientists who 
contribute to advancing Canada's space technology capabilities." 
In 2005, Magellan won a competitive process to develop a satellite bus with a 
flexible architecture that could be tailored to meet mission-specific 
requirements for Canada's future space missions including CASSIOPE. The 
MAC-200 bus was designed to accommodate a range of mission requirements, 
instrument interfaces, and launcher environments in a cost effective manner. 
The MAC-200 utilizes a fully redundant cross-strapped architecture that is 
capable of providing high reliability for mission lifetimes of more than 7 
The CASSIOPE satellite bus was designed and built in Magellan Aerospace, 
Winnipeg. Magellan then supported both the integration and test of the e-Pop 
and Cascade payloads in Winnipeg and the spacecraft level testing at the David 
Florida Laboratory (DFL) in Ottawa, ON under contract to MDA. 
In addition to the design, manufacture, and AIT of the bus for CASSIOPE, 
Magellan also designed and developed the in-flight computer and custom-build 
data handling card, flight software, mechanical and electrical ground support 
equipment, Command and Data Handling (C&DH) unit, elements of the e-POP 
payload, as well as the mechanically-designed deployable booms. 
About Magellan Aerospace 
Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides 
complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, 
and defense and space agencies worldwide. Magellan designs, engineers, and 
manufactures aeroengine and aerostructure assemblies and components for 
aerospace markets, advanced products for military and space markets, 
industrial power generation, and specialty products. Magellan is a public 
company whose shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MAL), with 
operating units throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, 
India, and Poland.

SOURCE  Magellan Aerospace Corporation 
Mr. Daniel Zanatta Vice President, Business Development, Marketing and 
Contracts Magellan Aerospace Corporation Ph. 905 677 1889  Mr. Don Boitson 
Vice President and General Manager Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg Ph. 204 775 
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