LONDON — The Canadian military is pursuing design of its own polar-orbiting satellite broadband network even it considers a late entry into Norway’s two-satellite X-band mission, now under construction.

Canada has identified an Arctic broadband projects for years and it remains the only high-priority satellite capacity identified by the armed forces that has yet to be met, said Col. Cameron Stoltz, director of space requirements at the Canadian Armed Forces.

Canada is evaluating results of a request for information sent to industry before . . .

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