Tag Archives: LEO Satellite Constellation

Kepler Communications raises US$60 million in Series B funding

Kepler Communication satellites being prepared for launch

Kepler Communications announced today that is has closed an oversubscribed US$60 million Series B round of financing bringing its total funds raised to US$90 million and which will enable expansion into the US. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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OneWeb sees Eutelsat investment and Canadian service by year end

Satellites arrive at Ignatyevo Airport, Amur Oblast, Russia for the 7th OneWeb launch scheduled for May 27, 2021

After a turbulent year for OneWeb, the company is regularly launching batches of satellites to build out its promised constellation, which is expected to provide more service to northern Canada as soon as this year. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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China’s constellation plans: The Middle Kingdom entering low Earth orbit

Long March-2C rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China

The space sector has been taken by storm with the plethora of low Earth orbit (LEO) broadband constellations being planned. The most noteworthy is likely Starlink, but others such as OneWeb, Telesat Lightspeed, and Amazon’s Kuiper have been making rapid progress.  Meanwhile, halfway around the world, China has been building up its capabilities in small satellite manufacturing, batch launches, and satellite applications in anticipation of …

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Telesat looks to raise US$500 million amid flurry of Lightspeed LEO activity

Telesat Lightspeed LEO satellite illustration

Telesat announced yesterday a proposed secured note offering that would see the company raise up to US$500 million. It was the latest news in a recent flurry related to their Lightspeed LEO satellite network. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Starlink admits recent beta issues and outlines improvements

SpaceX Starlink in Canada

Most users of the SpaceX Starlink service understand that the 'Better Than Nothing Beta' program will have its issues, and in email to those beta users last night Starlink acknowledged a recent issue and outlined upcoming improvements. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Telesat, MDA secure $400 million investment from the Government of Québec, will invest $1.8 billion in the province

Government of Québec announces investment in Telesat's lightspeed

As NASA's Perseverance rover was preparing for its successful descent and landing on Mars, another successful event was happening in Québec, the announcement that $1.8 billion would be invested into the province by Telesat, MDA and the Government of Québec for Telesat's Lightspeed telecommunication satellite constellation. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and …

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Telesat picks Thales Alenia Space to build US$5 billion ‘Lightspeed’ LEO satellite constellation

Telesat CEO Dan Goldberg announcing the Lightspeed constellation prime contractor of Thales Alenia Space

It will come as no surprise that Telesat has picked Thales Alenia Space as the prime contractor to build its low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation. The selection was hinted at last summer in comments by Maxar CEO Dan Jablonsky. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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All I want for the holidays is a Starlink beta invitation

Santa delivers a Starlink kit

As we enter the year end holiday season we're hearing from Canadians across the country that all they want for the holidays is a Starlink beta invitation. While more invitations are coming in the new year, users should understand there's a reason why it's called the "Better Than Nothing Beta." Also, it's not just consumers interested in Starlink, Members of Parliament on the Standing Committee …

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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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