COM DEV equipment launched on NASA TDRS K satellite

CAMBRIDGE, ON, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), a 
leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today announced that NASA's 
TDRS K satellite was successfully launched on January 30 with COM DEV-built 
filters and switches on board. 
The Boeing-built next-generation satellite provides NASA with crucial 
crosslink communications capability between Earth-orbiting spacecraft and 
control and data processing facilities on the ground. TDRS K is the first of 
three Tracking and Data Relay Satellites ("TDRS") planned to augment the 
earlier TDRS constellation that serves as NASA's means of continuous, 
high-data rate communication with the Hubble Space Telescope, the 
International Space Station and dozens of unmanned scientific satellites in 
low earth orbit. 
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"We are very pleased to be involved in this project which is crucial to the 
communications infrastructure of the US Government." said Dan White, President 
of COM DEV USA. "That COM DEV equipment was chosen for the TDRS spacecraft is 
a testament to our role as a trusted supplier to all the major space 
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. 
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the property of COM DEV Ltd. All rights reserved. 
Contact information: 
Gary Calhoun Chief Financial Officer Tel: (519) 622-2300 ext. 2826 
Craig MacPhail TMX Equicom Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 290 
Image with caption: "A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket streaks away 
from Space Launch Complex 41 into the night sky over Cape Canaveral Air Force 
Station in Florida, carrying NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K, 
TDRS-K, to orbit. Photo credit: NASA/Glenn Benson (CNW Group/Com Dev 
International Ltd.)". Image available at: 
SOURCE: Com Dev International Ltd. 
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