Thales Alenia Space markets ex-LeoSat Ka-band ITU filings, discusses ChinaSat 18 anomaly and satellite financing

by Peter B. de Selding

BRUSSELS — Thales Alenia Space is actively marketing its Ka-band frequency filing reservations made at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) now that the LeoSat broadband constellation project has shut down.

Whether the company will be able to find a LeoSat replacement in time to preserve the spectrum is unclear. Thales Alenia Space Chief Executive Jean-Loic Galle made it clear that his company is not rushing to preserve the reservation on its own.

Under ITU rules, the frequencies need to be “brought into . . .

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