COM DEV equipment launched on Star One C3 and Eutelsat 21B commercial
CAMBRIDGE, ON, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), a
leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today announced that the
Star One C3 and Eutelsat 21B satellites were successfully launched on November
10 with COM DEV-built multiplexers, filters and switches on board.
Orbital Sciences built Star One C3 for Brazilian operator Star One; it carries
16 Ku-Band and 28 C-Band transponders. The satellite will provide
communication services and TV broadcast for Brazil and South America. Thales
Alenia built Eutelsat 21B, which replaces the existing satellite Eutelsat 21A
and increases Eutelsat's resources at its orbit. It will provide
telecommunications and data services for Europe, North and West Africa, the
Middle East and Central Asia.
Click here to view the launch video: http://bit.ly/RAqcg1
"Star One C3 not only covers South America, but it spans Brazilian waters,
offering better communication possibilities for the oil and gas industry,
while Eutelsat 21B is the first of 7 satellites to be launched by mid-2015 to
increase Eutelsat's communication flexibility and capacity," said Mike
Williams, President of COM DEV International Products. "Both of these
satellites represent a continuation of a trend for increased capacity in
emerging markets as well as replacement of existing satellites."
The satellites were launched from French Guiana on November 10 on an Ariane 5
rocket. Both have a life expectancy of at least 15 years.
COM DEV International Ltd. (www.comdevintl.com) is a leading global provider
of space hardware and services. With facilities in Canada, the United
Kingdom and the United States, COM DEV manufactures advanced subsystems and
microsatellites that are sold to major satellite prime contractors, government
agencies and satellite operators, for use in communications, space science,
remote sensing and defense applications. COM DEV's majority-owned subsidiary,
exactEarth Ltd., provides satellite data services.
This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from results
indicated in any forward-looking statements. The Company cautions that, among
other things, in view of the rapid changes in communications markets and
technologies, and other risks including the cost and market acceptance of the
Company's new products, the level of individual customer procurements and
competitive product offerings and pricing, and general economic circumstances,
the Company's business prospects may be materially different from
forward-looking statements made by the Company.
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the property of COM DEV Ltd. All rights reserved.
Gary Calhoun Chief Financial Officer Tel: (519) 622-2300 ext. 2826
Craig MacPhail TMX Equicom Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 290
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