The Maxar and Thales Alenia Space Consortium hasÂ advanced its detailed and low-risk designs for Telesatâ€™s LEO system, including system optimization, engineering trade-offs, requirements development and technology prototyping to establish compelling and mature designs for Telesat LEOâ€™s space, ground and user terminal segments, Maxar announced on Monday.
â€œTogether with Maxar, we bring a strong expertise in integrated systems, high throughout payloads, advanced antennas and processors, as well as production heritage for constellations of high technology satellites,â€ said Martin Van Schaik, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing Thales Alenia Space. â€œWe are confident to enable Telesat LEO to deliver low-risk, breakthrough performance and affordability dedicated to broadband services around the world,â€ he added.
Telesat selected Thales Alenia Space and Maxar Technologies based on the companiesâ€™ proven experience, industrial capability and a strong supplier base for fully integrated communications satellite systems in July 2018. Advancing and developing the designs for Telesatâ€™s LEO system is the result of effective teamwork between Thales Alenia Space and Maxar Technologies.
â€œAchieving this milestone demonstrates the success of Maxarâ€™s close collaboration with Thales Alenia Space and highlights the progress weâ€™ve made in our innovative and low-risk design for Telesatâ€™s LEO constellation,â€ said Megan Fitzgerald, Maxarâ€™s SVP and general manager of Space Solutions. â€œOur solution leverages both Maxar and Thales Alenia Spaceâ€™s experience in building LEO constellations and also integrates advanced technologies from Maxarâ€™s MDA business.â€