Telesat: First review of Maxar/Thales v Airbus bids for LEO program in a few weeks

by Amy Svitak

PARIS — Telesat expects to select a prime contractor for its multibillion-dollar LEO broadband constellation by mid-2019 from competing bids by Airbus Defense and Space on the one hand and a joint bid of Maxar Technologies’ SSL and MDA with Thales Alenia Space, said Erwin Hudson, vice president of Telesat LEO.

Hudson said Sept. 11 that Telesat will be making its first big review of the bidders’ work in the coming weeks.

Maxar has estimated that the winning team would . . .

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