Gilat to Develop New Technology for Telesat LEO Satellites
Gilat Satellite Networks is teaming up with Telesat to develop a broadband communications technology using Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. The joint Canada-Israel endeavor will combine both company’s engineering capabilities to conduct live testing using Gilat modem technology over the Telesat Phase-1 LEO satellite launched earlier this year.
“This project will allow us to demonstrate the high performance and low latency advantages of Telesat’s LEO constellation to our tier-1 aeronautical, maritime, and enterprise customers,” Telesat Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Dave Wendling said in the announcement.
The Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF) will fund the project.