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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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2021 pre-budget consultations resume

Canada Budget 2021

This past August the Liberal government prorogued parliament ostensibly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they were was also trying to get the WE Charity controversy behind them, without much luck. A consequence of parliament's prorogation was a delay in the 2021 pre-budget consultations. After much politicking, the consultations began again this week. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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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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Telesat’s DARPA Blackjack contract could be significant

DARPA’s Blackjack program artist illustration of global high-speed network in low Earth orbit (LEO)

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has once again partnered with Telesat's subsidiary, Telesat U.S. Services, as part of its Blackjack program. DARPA is part of a large group of organizations looking to see what capabilities Telesat's low Earth orbit (LEO) constellation and LEO technologies might offer them. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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Telesat signs Indian partner Nelco for LEO constellation

Telesat Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation

Nelco, an Indian satcom provider and a subsidiary of the Tata Group, announced earlier today it had signed an agreement with Telesat to be a partner on its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation. 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 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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Telesat reportedly moves closer to IPO to support LEO constellation

From left to right; Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, Dan Goldberg, CEO, Telesat, and Bob Smith, CEO, Blue Origin

Canadian satellite giant Telesat is likely weighing an initial public offering (IPO) as the company gets its low Earth orbit constellation ready to compete with U.S. giants such as SpaceX's Starlink. 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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