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Telesat Orders Comms Satellite From MDA’s Space Systems Loral Subsidiary

Telesat Orders Comms Satellite From MDA's Space Systems Loral Subsidiary - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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AEHF satelliteTelesat has selected Space Systems Loral, a subsidiary of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, to produce a communications satellite for the satellite operator“™s infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region.

The Telstar 18 VANTAGE satellite will incorporate C- and Ku-band transponders and combine broad regional beams and high-throughput spot beams to help expand the company’s Asia Pacific coverage, MDA said Wednesday.

The satellite is scheduled for launch in 2018.

Dan Goldberg, Telesat“™s president and CEO, said Telesat and SSL’s engineering teams collaborated on the 18 VANTAGE satellite in response to the needs of customers in Asia.

“Our companies have a long history of working together to help expand the world’s communications infrastructure,” added John Celli, president of SSL.

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