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Telesat CTO Explains Goals of Prototype LEO Spacecraft

Monday, May 23, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Telesat has revealed new details about the operator’s plans for a constellation of small Ka-band satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). In April the company placed orders with two satellite manufacturers — Space Systems Loral (SSL) and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) — to each design and build a prototype satellite for launch in 2017. The experimental spacecraft will help Telesat prove out the ideas underpinning a LEO constellation that would serve broadband customers around the world.

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