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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 Telesat’s 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 was launched in January 2018 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
Mass: 168 kg
Orbit: 494 km × 506 km, 97.56°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
LEO Vantage 1 2018-004C 12.01.2018 Sr FLP PSLV-XL with Cartosat 2F, Microsat-TD, Carbonite 2, ICEYE X1, INS 1C, Arkyd 6A, CICERO 7, Landmapper-BC 3 v2, Lemur-2 68, ..., 71, Flock-3p' 1, ..., 4, MicroMAS 2a, PicSat, CANYVAL-X 1, 2, CNUSail 1, KAUSAT 5, SIGMA, DemoSat 2, GeoStare, Fox 1D, STEP Cube Lab, SpaceBEE 1, ..., 4

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