Thales Alenia Wins $3 Billion Telesat Contract

Artist's concept of Lightspeed satellite.
Credit: Thales Alenia Space
Telesat has awarded a $3 billion contact to Thales Alenia Space to build its planned 298-member low Earth orbit (LEO) broadband constellation, named Lightspeed. Unlike SpaceX’s direct-to-consumer Starlink service, currently in public beta trials, Lightspeed is designed to supply new and existing...

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