Telesat on selecting Thales Alenia Space for LEO constellation, B2B v consumer network design, and debris mitigation

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Telesat’s biggest concern now for its Lightspeed constellation of 298 low-orbiting broadband satellites is likely focused on securing $3 billion in debt financing, with the Canadian and French export credit agencies a probable source.

Telesat has said it expects this to occur by this summer, around the same time as the company becomes publicly traded on the U.S. Nasdaq market by replacing Loral Space and Communications, its major shareholder.

Telesat in February selected Thales Alenia Space of Europe as the Lightspeed . . .

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