Telesat announces new high-thoughput satellite for Americas

Thursday 12 November 2015 | 09:45 CET | News
Telesat said it wants to procure a new satellite with two high throughput payloads, one in the the Ku-band and the other in the Ka-band. The new Telstar 19 Vantage satellite will be co-located with Telesat's Telstar 14R at 63 degrees west, for coverage of the Americas. Teleset said it expects to enter into a construction agreement for the new satellite in the coming weeks. Telstar 18 Vantage will be the second of a new generation of Telesat satellites aimed at bandwidth intensive applications. Hughes Network Systems (Hughes) has committed to using the satellite's high-throughput Ka-band

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Hughes / Hughes Network Systems / Telesat
Countries: North America / South America
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