Telesat sees possible LEO partnership in Canada’s new defense posture

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Telesat jumped out of its chair June 12 to applaud Canada’s new defense policy statement, in particular the statement’s support for new satellite communications, both narrowband and wideband, in the Arctic.

Just hours after the document was published, Ottawa-based Telesat said the Canadian government’s willingness to strike public-private partnerships, a move that gives “an unprecedented opportunity for the Canadian defense industry, including the space sector, to effectively support the military.”

The biggest near-term potential benefit to Telesat would appear . . .

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