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Thales Alenia Space, SSL, Airbus Complete Milestone for Telesat LEO Constellation

By | January 24, 2019
Telesat Phase 1 LEO satellite. Photo: Surrey Satellite Technology

Telesat Phase 1 LEO satellite. Photo: Surrey Satellite Technology

Thales Alenia Space, SSL, and Airbus have completed an important milestone for the Telesat LEO constellation. The consortium of Thales Alenia Space and SSL completed the System Requirements Review (SRR), and additionally, Airbus completed the SRR.

As previously announced, Telesat selected the consortium of Thales Alenia Space and Maxar Technologies, the owner of SSL and MDA, as one of two contractors for its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) system design phase. The consortium, led by Thales Alenia Space, is designing an end-to-end communications system, including satellites, landing stations, user terminals, operations centers, and ground network.

Airbus will bring its expertise covering the full end-to-end communication system with satellite constellation and ground segment architectures, design, manufacturing, and operations based on its heritage in Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and experience in innovative technologies, design, and automated production of LEO satellite constellations.