CAMBRIDGE, ON, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:
CDV), a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today
announced that the Star One C3 and Eutelsat 21B satellites were
successfully launched on November 10 with COM DEV-built multiplexers,
filters and switches on board.
Orbital Sciences built Star One C3 for Brazilian operator Star One; it
carries 16 Ku-Band and 28 C-Band transponders. The satellite will
provide communication services and TV broadcast for Brazil and South
America. Thales Alenia built Eutelsat 21B, which replaces the existing
satellite Eutelsat 21A and increases Eutelsat's resources at its orbit.
It will provide telecommunications and data services for Europe, North
and West Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Click here to view the launch video: http://bit.ly/RAqcg1
"Star One C3 not only covers South America, but it spans Brazilian
waters, offering better communication possibilities for the oil and gas
industry, while Eutelsat 21B is the first of 7 satellites to be
launched by mid-2015 to increase Eutelsat's communication flexibility
and capacity," said Mike Williams, President of COM DEV International
Products. "Both of these satellites represent a continuation of a trend
for increased capacity in emerging markets as well as replacement of
The satellites were launched from French Guiana on November 10 on an
Ariane 5 rocket. Both have a life expectancy of at least 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.
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SOURCE: Com Dev International Ltd.
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