Telesat contracts Thales Alenia Space to build satellite broadband

Canadian satellite operator Telesat selected Thales Alenia Space as its choice manufacturer for Lightspeed, Telesat’s low earth orbit (LEO) broadband satellite constellation. The Lightspeed constellation will comprise 298 low earth orbit (LEO) satellites

Published on: February 10th, 2021 Tom Li

Telesat to be listed on Nasdaq, still considered Canadian

Telesat, a Canadian satellite service company, will be publicly listed on Nasdaq by combining with Loral Space and Communications. The company announced the agreement yesterday with Loral Space and Communications and Public Sector

Published on: November 25th, 2020 Tom Li

SpaceX granted basic telecom license in Canada

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) is granting Space Exploration Technologies Corp., also known as SpaceX, a Basic International Telecommunications Service license (BITS). In an Oct. 15 letter to Bret Johnsen, chief

Published on: October 19th, 2020 Tom Li

Satellite communications company migrates north to Ottawa

Satellite communications provider VT iDirect Inc. has come north, setting up a home base in Ottawa as its first Canadian office. A subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc., an engineering company in aerospace and

Published on: July 18th, 2013 Candice So

Canadian tech will enable destruction of $155 billion space station

One day the International Space Station (ISS) – the most expensive object ever built by humankind – will dip down gradually into Earth's atmosphere and explode into flames. It will  burn until the

Published on: June 6th, 2008 Brian Jackson

No cell phones on flights please, say airline passengers

Nearly three-fourths of U.S. cell phone users recently surveyed don't want to ride in airplanes with passengers talking on phones. The results dovetail with what several airlines have apparently decided already as they

Published on: May 23rd, 2008 Matt Hamblen