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
Click here to view the launch video: http://youtu.be/rJygaXFghlc
"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
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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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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