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Telesat to go public, but is it moving fast enough?

Telesat Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation

Telesat Canada today announced it plans to become a public company after coming to an agreement with its two largest shareholders, U.S. based Loral Space & Communications and Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). The move which was expected comes at a time when two of its competitors are poised to begin rolling out their full services months, if not a year before …

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Telesat secures up to $600 million of $1.75 billion Universal Broadband Fund

Prime Minister Trudeau announces Universal Broadband Fund

The Universal Broadband Fund was to have been announced in the spring, but due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 it was delayed. That delay resulted in Telesat pushing back its plans to move forward with its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation program. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent …

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Canada needs to be more self-reliant with Earth Observation strategy

This is a Mosaic of Canada which is made from 121 images captured by Canadian satellite RADARSAT-2.

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) held whole-of-government webinar today to discuss Canada's Space-Based Earth Observation (SBEO) strategy. The whole-of-government approach which includes participation by 16 departments, a record for any Canadian space endeavour, is meant to learn from past programs and better position Canada with an eye towards future government needs, while creating commercial opportunities for industry. The balance between government needs and industry wants, …

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Telesat makes proposal to repurpose much of C-band services for 5G

Satellite dishes and data illustration, C-Band, spectrum

Telesat has sent a proposal to the Government of Canada to offer or modify part of its lucrative C-band allocation for 5G services, which would in turn give Canadian consumers, businesses and government departments faster service and more spectrum for the Internet of things. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support …

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

Telesat Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation

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. This page is for …

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