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 contractors."
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: "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: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130214_C5820_PHOTO_EN_23791.jpg
SOURCE: Com Dev International Ltd.
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