Telesat looks to augment its Lightspeed constellation with an additional 1373 satellites

Lightspeed LEO satellite illustration. Credit: Telesat.

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had a midnight deadline of November 4th for V-band non-geostationary (NGSO) satellite constellation applications. Nine companies applied and combined they would add over 37,000 satellites to low and medium Earth orbits.

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