Cable & Telecom

Testing and trials start on Telesat’s phase 1 LEO satellite

OTTAWA - Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO satellite was launched in January 2018 and is now undergoing commissioning and orbit-raising, the company announced Monday. Telesat’s LEO constellation, once fully deployed, will deliver transformative, low latency, fiber-like broadband for commercial and government users throughout the world.The initial constellation will consist of approximately 120 state-of-the-art satellites by 2021 providing full global coverage and Telesat is evaluating options to expand its system beyond this initial configuration, says the press release. The company’s Phase 1 testing will demonstrate key features of Telesat’s LEO design and enable Telesat to match system performance with the projected requirements of customers...

Our industry and COVID-19

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