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Comments by Maxar on Telesat LEO open to interpretation

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

What was Maxar Technologies CEO Dan Jablonsky trying to tell analysts in the companies Q2 2020 conference call when during his opening comments when he said Maxar had "not factored the proposed Telesat LEO program into our current and multi-year outlook." Indeed that was a question that come up twice during the Q&A with analysts.

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Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive Inc. Boucher has 20 years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 28 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.


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    I would hope that MDA gets a chance to bid on Telesats LEO rather than Maxar a US company, but its not likely. The Europeans might have a better chance with MDA a subcontractor. Don’t hold your breath.

    • Marc Boucher

      I think you will find that whoever wins the contract to build Telesat LEO that many Canadian companies will be a part of the contracting “team”, small and large.