COM DEV Europe's satellite terminal passes an important milestone in completing inter-satellite communication link

COM DEV Europe's satellite terminal passes an important milestone in 
completing inter-satellite communication link 
AYLESBURY, UK, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - COM DEV Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of 
leading space hardware manufacturer COM DEV International (TSX: CDV), today 
announced that the SB-SAT (Swift Broadband for Satellites) terminal that it is 
developing in partnership with Inmarsat and Moog Inc., has successfully 
communicated over the air to the Geostationary (GEO) Inmarsat-4F3 satellite. 
SB-SAT is designed to fly on LEO (low earth orbit) spacecraft and provide 
real-time and continuous access to the ground via the Inmarsat BGAN (Broadband 
Global Area Network) system. A key milestone is proving the two-way 
communications link from the terminal to the GEO spacecraft while ensuring 
that there is no interference with other users. For the test, a photograph was 
beamed up to the Geostationary Inmarsat-4F3 spacecraft from the Moog Broad 
Reach site in Golden, Colorado and then accessed from the Inmarsat Ground 
Network via the Internet. 
The terminal is designed to cope with the space environment and also the high 
velocities associated with LEO spacecraft while acting as a "standard" BGAN 
terminal. The major advantage of the system is that it utilises the 
established and well-proven Inmarsat ground network. This allows an operator 
to have real-time and continuous access to satellite telemetry and data using 
a secure Internet connection with no dedicated ground segment. 
"Approving a BGAN terminal for space use is a complex process and the 
transatlantic team of Com DEV Europe, Moog and Inmarsat have worked hard to 
prove that it can operate on the network without interfering with other 
users," said Rob Spurrett, Managing Director of COM DEV Europe. "This major 
milestone provides confidence that the SB-SAT technology is mature and with 
flight units being available in 2014, we look forward to completing the 
development and getting a first flight opportunity to prove the utility of 
24/7 communications with LEO spacecraft for many different applications." 
About COM DEV Europe 
COM DEV Europe (CDE) is subsidiary of COM DEV International Ltd., a leading 
global designer and manufacturer of space hardware subsystems. Founded in 1985 
and based in Aylesbury, United Kingdom, CDE supplies complex equipment, 
technology solutions and subsystems for space applications with equipment 
supplied on over 85 space programmes. Its customer base includes all the major 
space satellite providers as well as government institutions. 
About Moog
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision 
control components and systems. Moog high-performance systems control military 
and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, 
missiles, automated industrial machinery, wind energy, marine and medical 
equipment. Additional information about the company can be found at 
Moog Broad Reach business unit, part of the company's Space and Defense Group, 
develops hardware and software for spaceflight missions. Products include 
spacecraft avionics, science payload electronics, communications transceivers, 
GPS receivers for precision orbit determination and occultation science, 
spacecraft flight software, ground control software, and mission simulation 
systems. Learn more at 
About Inmarsat 
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications 
services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and 
high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other 
organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in 
the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around 
the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every 
continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: ISAT.L). For 
more information, please visit 
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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. 
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SOURCE  Com Dev International Ltd. 
Rob Goldsmith Business Development Director COM DEV Europe Tel: +44 
Gary Calhoun Chief Financial Officer COM DEV International Tel: +1 
519-622-2300 ext 2826  
Craig MacPhail    TMX Equicom Tel: +1 416-815-0700 ext. 290 
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