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Contract for Delivery of CD Radio DARS System [Amendment No. 8] - CD Radio Inc. and Space Systems/Loral Inc.

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                                 AMENDMENT NO. 8
                          CONTRACT NO. SS/L-TP93002-01
                               SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL
                        DELIVERY OF CD RADIO DARS SYSTEM

               THIS CONTRACT AMENDMENT NO. 8 (the "Amendment") is entered into
effective as of the 29th day of January 1997, between CD Radio Inc. (the
"Purchaser") and SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL, INC. (the "Contractor")

               WHEREAS, Contractor and Purchaser are parties to Contract No.
SS/L-TP93002-01 dated March 2, 1993, as amended by the parties thereto, most
recently pursuant to Contract Amendment No. 6 dated August 26, 1996 (as so
amended, the "Contract").

               WHEREAS, Contractor and Purchaser desire to amend the Contract,

               NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and
conditions in this Amendment and in the Agreement, the receipt and sufficiency
of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:

               1. The page from the Contract, attached to this Amendment as
Exhibit A and incorporated herein by reference, are hereby substituted for
existing pages in the Contract, in their entirety, as follows:

       Existing Page (Remove)                     Replacement Page (Attached)
                  71                                               71

               2. All capitalized terms in this Amendment, not otherwise defined
herein, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Contract.

               3. The Contract, as modified by the express terms of this
Amendment, is hereby ratified and affirmed by Purchaser and Contractor, and
shall remain in full force and effect.

               IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Amendment
effective as of the date first above written.

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CONTRACTOR:                                                          PURCHASER:

SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL, INC.                                            CD RADIO INC.

By:             /s/ R.A. Haley                            By:        /s/ R.D. Briskman
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Name:           R.A. Haley                                Name:      R.D. Briskman
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Title:          Vice President & CFO                      Title:     President
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                                                                     CD Radio Systems

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                             EXHIBIT A - AMENDMENT 8


It is agreed between the Parties that if CD Radio Inc. has not been granted a
license and construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission by
the end of February 28, 1997, then the provisions of this Contract shall become
null and void, and the Parties shall have no further obligation whatsoever to
each other, and no financial obligation shall exist by either Party to the other