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Goodrich to Support Japan’s Next Generation Advanced Observation Satellite

February 11, 2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 11, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Goodrich
Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been selected to provide optical subassemblies for
a new space-based telescope as part of Japan’s Advanced Satellite with New
system ARchitecture for Observation (ASNARO) project. Work will be performed
by Goodrich’s ISR Systems team in Danbury, Conn.

Under contract to NEC and NEC Toshiba Space Systems, Ltd. (NTSpace),
Goodrich will design, fabricate, align and test the mirror assemblies for the
new system, as well as integrate the optical subassembly into the telescope
structure.

The ASNARO project aims to develop Japan’s next generation small satellite
bus system, with the first mission designed for a high performance telescope
for Earth observation. The system is expected to be launched in 2011.

“This program expands our international presence while building on our
successful relationship with Japan’s space industry,” said Tom Bergeron,
president, ISR Systems at Goodrich. “In applying our advanced optics
technology to this extraordinary new platform, we are leveraging our
experience in bringing space capabilities to market quickly and affordably.”

Goodrich’s experience in working with Japan’s space industry includes
delivering optical subassemblies to NEC and NTSpace for telescopes currently
operating on the Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping
(PRISM) system for the Japanese Advanced Land Observation Satellite (ALOS).

Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of
systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets.
With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the
industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide
manufacturing and service facilities. For more information visit
http://www.goodrich.com.

Goodrich Corporation operates through its divisions and as a parent
company for its subsidiaries, one or more of which may be referred to as
“Goodrich Corporation” in this press release.

SOURCE Goodrich Corporation; GR – Electronic Systems


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