Subscribe Free
in Space

Airbus Defence and Space selected by Telesat

Posted 6 August 2018 · Add Comment

Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by Telesat as a major industrial partner to support their System Design and Risk Management phase for Telesat’s LEO constellation now in development.

 

Under the terms of the contract, Airbus will perform system optimisation, requirements engineering, and initial design of key hardware and software components for space, ground and user terminal segments of the Telesat LEO system. Airbus has agreed to deliver to Telesat, at the end of the 9-month project term, an end-to-end solution that meets the performance, capacity and cost targets Telesat has established for its state-of-the-art LEO constellation.

Telesat’s LEO constellation is being designed to transform global communications by offering an unsurpassed combination of capacity, speed, security, resilience and low cost with latency comparable to, or better than, today’s terrestrial networks. The advanced capabilities of Telesat LEO can satisfy many of the world’s most challenging communications needs, such as accelerating 5G expansion, bridging the digital divide, and setting new levels of performance for commercial and government broadband on land, sea and in the air

Airbus will bring its wide range of expertise covering the full end-to-end communication system with satellite constellation and ground segment architectures, design, manufacturing and operations based on its strong heritage in GEO and unrivalled experience in innovative technologies, design and automated production of LEO satellite constellations.

"With four telecommunications satellites built by Airbus in its GEO fleet, Telesat has again affirmed its confidence in Airbus by selecting our company for its LEO system design phase, which aims to maximise capacity, coverage and performance while minimising delivered cost per bit,” said Arnaud de Rosnay, Head of Telecom Satellites at Airbus. “We are extremely pleased to continue our successful partnership with Telesat and to have the opportunity to apply our leading expertise to Telesat LEO, providing Telesat with a technically solid and truly compelling LEO constellation design."

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Algeria to get 14 Su-57 fighters from Russia

Algeria has reportedly signed a contract to purchase 14 Russian Su-57 fighters, becoming the first customer of the fifth-generation stealth jets outside Russia. Jay Menon reports.

Gulf Air gears up for F1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Gulf Air has started its countdown to be the title sponsor of F1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix which will take place between 27-29 November.

Dnata launches dedicated inflight retail unit

Dnata has launched a dedicated inflight retail centre of excellence.

Swissport expands its services in Saudi Arabia

Swissport International has added Al-Qassim to its growing network in the Middle East. Last week, a first flight of Pakistan International Airlines has been handled successfully at Prince Naďf Bin Abdulaziz International Airport

Emirates completes refund backlog

Emirates has completed an intensive programme to clear its backlog of refund requests which was caused by pandemic-related travel disruption.

Qatar Airways Cargo has appoints Wexco

Qatar Airways Cargo has appointed Wexco, a part of ECS Group, as its general sales agent (GSA) in Australia. Jay Menon reports.

Airport Show SK2710091220
See us at
Dubai Virtual Events 25.11.20Saudi International Airshow 2021MEBAA Show 2021 BTAviation MENA 2021World Defence Show 2022CONNECT BT0610090421