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Telesat Brings 'er In for a Closer Orbit with Plans for Faster Broadband

Monday, July 31, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Telesat's first two Low-Earth-Orbit satellites to launch later this year will be in a high-throughput, non geosynchronous constellation, due to the need for faster broadband services in the future, which drove the decision to favor a closer orbit.

Dan Goldberg, president and CEO of Telesat said Telesat’s two LEO satellites, one from SSL and one from Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, are launching this year on rockets shared with a multiple number of other small satellites. He said Telesat has already placed ground infrastructure for the satellites at one of its teleports in Canada, and has mostly existing customers that want to participate in testing the spacecraft.

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