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Gilat to Develop New Technology for Telesat LEO Satellites

By | July 9, 2018
Rendition of Telesat's Phase 1 LEO satellite in orbit. Photo: SSTL.

Rendition of Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO satellite in orbit. Photo: SSTL.

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.