EMS Technologies' Power Amplifiers Now En Route to Mars on Odyssey Mission; EMS Systems Amplify the Downlink Transmission From the Spacecraft to Earth

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from EMS Technologies, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ELMG) is
 announcing today that its X-Band Deep Space Network Solid State Amplifiers are
 on board the Mars Odyssey Mission, which departed on April 7 for its six-month
 journey to Mars.  NASA acquired the first transmissions from Odyssey soon
 after takeoff, as it rose in orbit over NASA's ground station in Australia.
 Odyssey is due to arrive at the red planet on Oct. 24.
     EMS supplied the amplifiers to Lockheed Martin Astronautics for use in its
 telecommunications subsystem, which will transmit scientific data and
 spacecraft telemetry data from the spacecraft to Earth.  EMS' Space &
 Technology Group in Atlanta built the amplifiers to provide the final power
 amplification for the radio frequency downlink transmission to Earth.
     "We are pleased to support the critical communications needs of NASA's
 return to Mars," said Jay Grove, vice president and general manager - EMS
 Technologies' Space & Technology Group - Atlanta.  "EMS has a long-standing
 history of being a key supplier for space-communications applications.  We
 look forward to the successful progress of the Odyssey mission as we work to
 expand our relationship with NASA."
     The Odyssey mission is carrying a suite of scientific instruments designed
 to explain what makes up the Martian surface, and to provide vital information
 about potential radiation hazards for future human explorers.  Odyssey is part
 of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term robotic exploration initiative
 launched in 1996 with Mars Pathfinder and Mars Global Surveyor.
 
     About EMS Technologies, Inc.
     EMS Technologies, Inc. is a leading innovator in the design and
 manufacture of wireless and satellite solutions, and focuses its unique range
 of advanced technologies on the needs of broadband and mobile information
 users.  The Company is headquartered in Atlanta, employs almost 2,000 people
 worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, Ottawa, Montreal, and
 Brazil.  For more information, visit EMS on the World Wide Web at
 www.ems-t.com .
     EMS' Space & Technology Group in Atlanta designs and manufactures high-
 reliability advanced technology products for the ferrite, microwave and
 antenna subsystem markets.  The Group operates a best-in-class ferrite
 production facility in Atlanta, and its broad customer base of commercial and
 government space prime contractors includes Alcatel, Boeing Space, Harris,
 ITT, Lockheed Martin and Loral Space/Systems.
 
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    ATLANTA, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ELMG) is
 announcing today that its X-Band Deep Space Network Solid State Amplifiers are
 on board the Mars Odyssey Mission, which departed on April 7 for its six-month
 journey to Mars.  NASA acquired the first transmissions from Odyssey soon
 after takeoff, as it rose in orbit over NASA's ground station in Australia.
 Odyssey is due to arrive at the red planet on Oct. 24.
     EMS supplied the amplifiers to Lockheed Martin Astronautics for use in its
 telecommunications subsystem, which will transmit scientific data and
 spacecraft telemetry data from the spacecraft to Earth.  EMS' Space &
 Technology Group in Atlanta built the amplifiers to provide the final power
 amplification for the radio frequency downlink transmission to Earth.
     "We are pleased to support the critical communications needs of NASA's
 return to Mars," said Jay Grove, vice president and general manager - EMS
 Technologies' Space & Technology Group - Atlanta.  "EMS has a long-standing
 history of being a key supplier for space-communications applications.  We
 look forward to the successful progress of the Odyssey mission as we work to
 expand our relationship with NASA."
     The Odyssey mission is carrying a suite of scientific instruments designed
 to explain what makes up the Martian surface, and to provide vital information
 about potential radiation hazards for future human explorers.  Odyssey is part
 of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term robotic exploration initiative
 launched in 1996 with Mars Pathfinder and Mars Global Surveyor.
 
     About EMS Technologies, Inc.
     EMS Technologies, Inc. is a leading innovator in the design and
 manufacture of wireless and satellite solutions, and focuses its unique range
 of advanced technologies on the needs of broadband and mobile information
 users.  The Company is headquartered in Atlanta, employs almost 2,000 people
 worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, Ottawa, Montreal, and
 Brazil.  For more information, visit EMS on the World Wide Web at
 www.ems-t.com .
     EMS' Space & Technology Group in Atlanta designs and manufactures high-
 reliability advanced technology products for the ferrite, microwave and
 antenna subsystem markets.  The Group operates a best-in-class ferrite
 production facility in Atlanta, and its broad customer base of commercial and
 government space prime contractors includes Alcatel, Boeing Space, Harris,
 ITT, Lockheed Martin and Loral Space/Systems.
 
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