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Blue Origin Wins Telesat LEO

By | January 31, 2019
Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos, Telesat CEO Dan GOldberg, Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith (left to right). Photo: Blue Origin

Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos, Telesat CEO Dan Goldberg, Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith (left to right). Photo: Blue Origin

Telesat and Blue Origin have signed a multi-launch agreement for the deployment of Telesat’s global Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation, which aims to deliver fiber-like broadband services anywhere on Earth. Telesat’s LEO program hopes to gain significant cost savings and other advantages by launching with Blue Origin’s heavy-lift New Glenn.

With this agreement, the companies are combining their expertise, capabilities, and resources in hopes to transform the global broadband and launch markets. Telesat and Blue Origin have established a strong working relationship and will collaborate on a range of technical activities to assure cost and performance objectives are achieved throughout the multi-launch program.

“Blue Origin’s powerful New Glenn rocket is a disruptive force in the launch services market which, in turn, will help Telesat disrupt the economics and performance of global broadband connectivity,” said Telesat President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dan Goldberg. “Telesat and Blue Origin share a vision of leveraging state-of-the-art space technologies and engineering excellence to improve the lives of people around the globe and give our respective customers a significant and sustainable advantage in their own highly competitive markets. Telesat is working with a range of world-class companies to build, deploy and operate our advanced, global LEO network. We are delighted to welcome Blue Origin and their New Glenn rocket to the team.”