COM DEV equipment launched on Star One C3 and Eutelsat 21B commercial communications satellites

COM DEV equipment launched on Star One C3 and Eutelsat 21B commercial 
communications satellites 
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. 
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"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. ( 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. 
The triangular logo and the word COM DEV are each registered trademarks and 
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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