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. Credit: Telesat.

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.

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