Worried? Not us. Telesat & OneWeb say they’re not concerned about rocket availability

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — If any two companies should be sweating over the current availability of heavy-lift launchers, it should be Telesat and OneWeb. But they’re not, according to their chief executives.

Telesat has 298 700-kilogram Lightspeed satellites to launch starting in 2025, a year later than previously planned because of supply-chain hiccups at the ostensible prime contractor, Thales Alenia Space.

Telesat and Thales Alenia Space have not yet signed the full contract and Telesat Chief Executive Daniel S. Goldberg . . .

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