Telesat to investors: Dollars, not dreams, motivate our LEO constellation plan

by Peter B. de Selding

LONDON — Satellite fleet operator Telesat on July 26 declined to provide cost estimates for its planned constellation of at least 117 operating satellites plus spares but said it would only pursue the effort if profit — and not a dream of global internet connectivity — were not the end result.

Telesat’s constellation of low-orbiting satellites is one of nearly a dozen proposals before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in view of a U.S. operating license.

Telesat’s proposal is to launch at least 117 satellites, plus . . .

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