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Telesat has partnered with General Dynamics and Ball Aerospace to demonstrate space-based data exploitation and processing approaches with the use of commercial satellite technology. The partnerships will use Telesat-built satellite and network emulation systems for live demo events in support of the U.S. Air Force's Commercially Augmented Space Inter Networked Operations program.

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The Maxar and Thales Alenia Space Consortium has advanced its detailed and low-risk designs for Telesat's LEO system, including system optimization, engineering trade-offs, requirements development and technology prototyping to establish compelling and mature designs for Telesat LEO's space, ground and user terminal segments, Maxar announced on Monday.

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Telesat has received a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to assess the capability of commercial satellite constellations in low-Earth orbit to support the Pentagon’s future broadband connectivity requirements and other space-based communication needs. The company said Tuesday it will collaborate with Leidos on the contract awarded through DARPA’s Blackjack program. Blackjack seeks to leverage […] More
Maxar Technologies‘ SSL subsidiary and Thales Alenia Space have forged an alliance with the goal to build a fleet of low-Earth orbit satellites and an end-to-end system for Telesat. The partnership's offering will include designing satellites, gateways, user terminals, operations centers and ground network, Maxar said Monday. Telesat aims to build a satellite constellation to deliver communications services intended […] More
A communications satellite that Maxar Technologies‘ SSL business produced for Telesat has started to conduct post-launch operations. The Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite deployed its solar arrays on time after launching aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida early Sunday morning, Maxar said Tuesday. On early Tuesday, the satellite fired its main thruster […] More
General Dynamics‘ mission systems business and Telesat have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop user terminals designed to operate with the latter company’s low-Earth orbit satellites. Canada-based Telesat said Tuesday its LEO constellation will initially consist of 120 satellites and be designed to provide fiber-like broadband connectivity for government and commercial customers worldwide. “Our customers […] More
A Comtech Communications subsidiary has received a multi-million dollar order to deliver infrastructure equipment to global satellite firm Telesat. Comtech EF Data will provide equipment that will be used to support multi-gigabit connectivity coverage over Northern Canada’s Nunavut territory, Comtech said Monday. The ordered equipment include the CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast Modem and the FX Series Wide Area Network […] More
A small satellite built by Maxar Technologies‘ SSL subsidiary for Telesat has been delivered to the Vostochny Cosmodrome launch base in Eastern Russia ahead of its scheduled late November launch aboard a Soyuz-2 rocket. SSL said the satellite will be one of two Phase 1 spacecraft that will help Telesat test the key performance parameters of its future low […] More
Globecomm will look to expand the reach of its DTH video footprint across sub-Saharan Africa and Europe through Telesat‘s high throughput satellite. Globecomm said Thursday its use of Telstar 12 VANTAGE‘s Ku-band coverage and power will help expand the company’s geographic coverage and services for customers in the media, maritime, government and Internet of Things markets. “Globecomm and Telesat […] More
Telesat 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 […] More
The shortage of microchip supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing down the progress of satellite efforts under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a program manager told SpaceNews Thursday.  Stephen Forbes, Blackjack program manager, said DARPA is eyeing to launch 12 satellites into low Earth orbit by 2022 but the disruption in the […] More
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