March 14, 2018

Maxar Technologies’ DigitalGlobe Selects SpaceX to Launch its Next-generation WorldView Legion Satellites

WESTMINSTER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies Ltd. company (formerly MacDonald,
Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE and TSX: MAXR), today announced it
has contracted with SpaceX to launch the next-generation WorldView
Legion satellite imaging constellation.

DigitalGlobe and SpaceX are two of the leading new space economy
innovators, working together for the first time to launch the WorldView
Legion constellation. The initial block of the multi-satellite WorldView
Legion constellation will be launched by two flight-proven Falcon 9
rockets in 2021.

The WorldView Legion constellation will incorporate DigitalGlobe’s and
its parent, Maxar’s, most advanced capabilities in Earth observation and
satellite construction technologies. It will double DigitalGlobe’s
ability to collect the world’s highest resolution 30 cm satellite
imagery and triple the capacity available over the highest-demand
regions, while reducing capital investments by half relative to the
GeoEye-1, WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 satellites it will replace. The
satellites are being developed by SSL, another Maxar company and the
global leader in commercial satellites.

“We are excited to partner with SpaceX, another pioneer in the new space
economy, for this mission,” said DigitalGlobe President Dan Jablonsky.
“With access to more of the world’s best imagery, collected more
frequently, our government and commercial customers will be able to make
decisions with confidence and understand our changing planet like never

“SpaceX is proud to partner with DigitalGlobe to launch the WorldView
Legion constellation,” said Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of
SpaceX. “We appreciate DigitalGlobe selecting two flight-proven Falcon
9’s to reliably deliver their satellites to orbit.”

About Maxar

Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) is a
leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for
commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery,
geospatial data and analytics, is at the nexus of the new space economy,
developing and sustaining its infrastructure and delivering the
products, services, systems and solutions that make it possible.. As a
trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end
advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help
our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical
challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in over 21
locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands
includes: SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe, and Radiant Solutions. Every day
millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share
information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world.
Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange
as MAXR. For more information visit

About DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe is the global leader in commercial high-resolution
satellite imagery used by decision makers to better understand our
changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from
the world’s leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver
unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers’ most demanding
mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence,
public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental
monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management,
navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend
on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain
actionable insight. DigitalGlobe is a Maxar Technologies company (NYSE:
MAXR; TSX: MAXR). For more information visit

Forward-Looking Statements

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reflect the current view of Maxar Technologies Ltd. (the “Company” or
“Maxar”) with respect to future events and financial performance.
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risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
include, but are not limited to: the loss or reduction in scope of any
of our primary contracts, or decisions by customers not to exercise
renewal options; the loss or damage to any of our satellites; delays in
the construction and launch of any of our satellites or our ability to
achieve and maintain full operational capacity of all our satellites;
loss or damage to the content contained in our ImageLibrary;
interruption or failure of our ground systems and other infrastructure;
decrease in demand for our imagery products and services; increased
competition that may reduce our market share or cause us to lower our
prices; changes in political or economic conditions, including
fluctuations in the value of foreign currencies, interest rates, energy
and commodity prices, trade laws and the effects of governmental
initiatives to manage economic conditions; failure to obtain or maintain
required regulatory approvals and licenses; and, changes in Canadian,
U.S. or other law or regulation that may limit our ability to distribute
our imagery products and services.

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