Tag Archives: Telesat

Details Emerge on Kepler Communications and Telesat Small Satellite Constellations

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released details this week of applicants seeking to build a variety of satellite constellations. The most dramatic application came from SpaceX who are looking to build 4,425 small satellites to be used in low earth orbit. From the Canadian perspective, there were two applications, that of Kepler Communications who are based out of Toronto, and Ottawa’s Telesat.

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Canada: 50 Years in Space

2012 marks Canada’s 50th year in space. It was September 29th, 1962 that Canada became the third country in the world to develop its own satellite and see it launched. In the 50 years since Canada has become a major contributor in space. Several events will highlight this anniversary. The first to is an exhibit which just opened at Canada’s Embassy in Washington.

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Telesat Nimiq 6 Telecommunication Satellite Launches

Today at 3:12 p.m. EDT today a Russian Proton M launch vehicle launched the Telesat Nimiq 6 satellite into an eventual Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO), a stationary location that keeps the satellite over one spot of the Earth as both the satellite and Earth rotate.

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