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LEO Vantage 1

LEO Vantage 1 [SSTL]

Telesat ordered in April 2016 two prototype Ka-band HTS (High Throughput Satellite) communication satellites, yet unnamed, as part of a test and validation phase for an advanced, global LEO satellite constellation that Telesat is developing.

Telesat will test and demonstrate two distinct spacecraft in LEO, a key step in optimizing the design and performance of Telesatís contemplated LEO constellation. One of the satellite will be built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) of Palo Alto, California, and the other by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL).

The satellite will be launched by late 2017 as a copassenger on a PSLV rocket.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Experimental Communication
Operator: TeleSat Canada
Contractors: SSTL
Equipment: Ka-band payload
Configuration: SSTL-42
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
LEO Vantage 1 - 2018 Sr PSLV-XL with Cartosat 2F, NovaSAR-S, Carbonite 2, ICEYE X1, INS 1C, IITMSAT, Arkyd 6A, Corvus-BC 3, Lemur-2 y1-y4, Flock-3p' 1-4, PicSat, Kepler 1, CANYVAL-X 1, CANYVAL-X 2, CNUSail 1, KAUSAT 5, SIGMA, Parikshit, STEP Cube Lab, Fox 1D, Irvine 01, ?
Further LEO Vantage missions: