Going way outside the box, Telesat contracts with launch startup Relativity Space for Telesat’s LEO project

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS— Startup launch-service provider Relativity Space Inc. announced a binding contract with satellite fleet operator Telesat for multiple launches of Telesat’s LEO broadband satellites, Relativity and Telecast announced.

Relativity is developing a 3D-printed rocket called Terran 1, which the company said can be go from raw materials to launch-readiness in less than 60 days, with 10 times fewer parts than traditional rockets.

Relativity Chief Executive Tim Ellis said the company had been working with Telesat for some time and had previously . . .

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