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progeCAD 2007 Professional used for design of High Earth Orbit Satellite

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Portland, OR, USA – March 25, 2007 – ProgeSOFT North America (www.progesoft.us), in cooperation with ProgeSOFT s.a.s., Como, Italy, has coordinated the donation of progeCAD 2007 Professional CAD software to the AMSAT Eagle high earth orbit satellite project.

The Eagle is the next generation high earth orbit satellite under construction now by AMSAT North America. The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (as AMSAT is officially known, www.amsat.org) was first formed in the District of Columbia in 1969 as an educational organization. Its goal was to foster Amateur Radio’s participation in space research and communication. For over 38 years AMSAT groups in North America and elsewhere have played a key role in significantly advancing the state of the art in space science, space education, and space technology.

The new Eagle satellite (http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/satellites/satInfo.php?satID=75&retURL=satellites/futures.php), scheduled for launch in March, 2009, will provide many services and reliable communications to HAM radio operators on bands previously not available, and will build upon technology developed previously by AMSAT North America.

progeCAD 2007 Professional, the latest IntelliCAD software from progeSOFT, is being used to document and design the mechanical aspects of the Eagle Satellite. progeCAD 2007 Professional includes a library manager for discipline specific symbols, ACIS solid modeling, raster image support, rendering, and a unique set of tools that only ProgeSOFT offers. progeCAD software supports the DWG design file format, from version 2.5 through 2007, plus support for AutoCAD® menus, scripts, blocks, and AutoLISP®.

“We are proud to be selected by the AMSAT Eagle satellite project as their CAD system, and we are looking forward to the launch of the satellite in 2009.” said Scott Hucke, President, ProgeSOFT North America.

About ProgeSOFT North America

ProgeSOFT North America, (http://www.progesoft.us), is the North American distributor for progeSOFT IntelliCAD software and provides marketing, sales and support for North American ProgeSOFT resellers. Resellers of CAD software interested in reselling the progeSOFT line of software can find more information about this opportunity at our website.

About ProgeSOFT s.a.s.

progeSOFT, (http://www.progesoft.com), a founding member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Board of Directors, has been specializing in CAD for the last 20 years and develops CAD products for the general, mechanical and architectural industries.

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