COM DEV equipment launched on ChinaSat 12 communications satellite

COM DEV equipment launched on ChinaSat 12 communications satellite 
CAMBRIDGE, ON, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), a 
leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today announced that the 
ChinaSat 12 satellite was successfully launched on November 28 with COM 
DEV-built switches on board. 
Thales Alenia Space built ChinaSat 12 for Beijing-based satellite operator 
China Satcom; it carries 24 C-Band and 23 Ku-band high power beams. The 
satellite will provide communications, satellite broadcasting, data 
transmission, digital broadband multimedia and media streaming services in 
China, East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Australia, as well 
as the Indian Ocean and China Sea regions from its orbital position above the 
Indian Ocean. 
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"ChinaSat 12 adds much needed capacity in the emerging markets of Asia and 
Africa," said Mike Williams, President of COM DEV International Products. 
"China Satcom has four more satellites planned to launch in the next two 
years, demonstrating the continuing high demand for communications 
capabilities in the region." 
The satellite was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan 
China on November 27 on a Long March 3B3 5 rocket. It has a life expectancy of 
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 
Image with caption: "ChinaSat 12 satellite on launch pad (CNW Group/Com Dev 
International Ltd.)". Image available at: 
SOURCE: Com Dev International Ltd. 
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