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Telesat LEO Prototype 1

Telesat LEO Prototype 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).

Both satellites will be launched by late 2017, one as a copassenger on a Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M rocket, the other on a PSLV. It is not clear, which satellite will be on which mission).

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
Telesat LEO Prototype 1 - 2017 Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M with Meteor-M 2-1, Baumanets 2, SCOUT, AISSat 3, Flock-2 1, ..., xx, Lemur-2 xx-xx, D-Star One, SEAM
Further Telesat LEO missions: