Are Telesat and the Canadian Government nearing an agreement on Telesat LEO?

Telesat Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation. Credit: Telesat.

On July 23, 2019 the Canadian government and Telesat signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with respect to the government securing access to the Telesat LEO satellite constellation that was valid for one year. That MOU has since lapsed and SpaceQ has inquired with both Telesat and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has to the current status of negotiations.

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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.