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.
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 15 years.
About COM DEV
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.
The triangular logo and the word COM DEV are each registered trademarks
and the property of COM DEV Ltd. All rights reserved.
Image with caption: "ChinaSat 12 satellite on launch pad (CNW Group/Com Dev International Ltd.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121129_C4762_PHOTO_EN_21368.jpg
SOURCE: Com Dev International Ltd.
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