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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.


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.

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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