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.
Click here to view the launch video: http://bit.ly/12G7FSB
"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. (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
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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