Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket to launch Telesat’s advanced global LEO satellite constellation
OTTAWA, Ontario - Telesat and Blue Origin have signed a multi-launch agreement that will have the New Glenn rocket playing a pivotal roll in Telesat’s deployment of its global low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation that will deliver high-speed broadband services anywhere on Earth.
According to the satellite company, Telesat’s LEO program will gain significant cost savings and other advantages by launching with Blue Origin’s heavy-lift New Glenn. Telesat says that its LEO constellation will will accelerate 5G expansion, bridge the digital divide with fiber-like high speed services into rural and remote communities, and set new levels of performance for commercial and government connectivity on land and in key maritime and aeronautical broadband markets, which are among the fastest growing in today’s satcom industry.
“Telesat and Blue Origin share a vision of leveraging state-of-the-art space technologies and engineering excellence to improve the lives of people around the globe and give our respective customers a significant and sustainable advantage in their own highly competitive markets," said Dan Goldberg, Telesat president and CEO. "Telesat is working with a range of world-class companies to build, deploy and operate our advanced, global LEO network. We are delighted to welcome Blue Origin and their New Glenn rocket to the team.”
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