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

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.

Check Also

operational security

Novetta-SimpleSense Team to Develop Base Security Operations Model for Air Force

Novetta and SimpleSense have won a $9M contract from the U.S. Air Force's civil engineer center to build a facility prototype for managing security of military base operations.

Charles River Analytics

Charles River Analytics to Build Data-Based Decision Support Tool for Army

Charles River Analytics has secured funds from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to create a tool that would help military decision-makers gain insight from mission data and determine possible courses of action.

Michael Huerta

Former FAA Chief Michael Huerta Named D-Fend Advisory Board Member

Michael Huerta, former head of the Federal Aviation Administration, has been appointed to the advisory board of counter-drone technology maker D-Fend Solutions. He holds almost 30 years of experience in the industrial areas of security and aviation safety, and will contribute to D-Fend's pursuit of technologies that counter unmanned aircraft systems, D-Fend Solutions said Thursday.