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Two contenders vie to develop Telesat’s global LEO satellite system


OTTAWA - The two teams contracted by Telesat last year to develop system designs for its global low earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation have successfully completed system requirements reviews, the global satellite operator said.Airbus Defence and Space and a consortium of Thales Alenia Space and Maxar Technologies, the owner of SSL and MDA, may both continue with their detailed designs for the complete LEO system, both space and ground segments.“Telesat has ambitious objectives for the performance of its LEO system and the innovative solutions both contractor teams recently presented give us high confidence that the cost and performance goals set...