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Telesat Shares Details on LEO Constellation Expectations

Friday, April 29, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Via Satellite
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Telesat President and CEO Dan Goldberg is confident the operator is on the right path to developing a constellation of Ka-band High Throughput Satellites (HTS) in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to serve broadband customers around the world. Yesterday, the company revealed that it had signed contracts with two manufacturers — Space Systems Loral (SSL) and Airbus affiliate Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) — to each produce a distinct prototype satellite for launch in 2017. The two satellites are to serve as trailblazers, allowing Telesat to prove out design concepts underpinning a broader LEO strategy.

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