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Telesat acquires Telstar 18 Vantage from Space Systems Loral

Thursday 24 December 2015 | 09:53 CET | News
Satellite operator Telesat procured a powerful new spacecraft called Telstar 18 Vantage from Space Systems Loral (SSL). The new satellite will operate from 138 degrees East and is expected to be in service in the first half of 2018. Telstar 18 Vantage will expand Telesat's coverage of growing satellite service markets in China, Mongolia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Ocean region. Telesat also announced it entered into an agreement with APT Satellite Company (Apstar) under which Apstar will make use of capacity on Apstar-5C/Telstar-18 Vantage to serve its growing base of customers.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Telesat
Countries: Asia / China
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