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InSAT

Canadian Government
LEO Telesat Deal

T

elesat and the Government of
Canada have partnered to ensure
access to affordable high-speed
Internet connectivity across rural and
remote areas of Canada through the
development of Telesat's LEO Satellite
Constellation.
The partnership is expected to
generate CAD$1.2 billion in revenue for
Telesat over 10 years, which includes a
contribution of up to CAD$600M from
the Government of Canada, supporting
the company's mission of deploying
a transformational communications
architecture that delivers affordable,
high-speed broadband services across
Canada and the rest of the world.
"Telesat LEO is the most ambitious

Dan Goldberg, CEO, Telesat

global
broadband
infrastructure
program ever conceived and will
revolutionise how Canadians, and
everyone else in the world for that

matter, experience and leverage the
Internet," said Dan Goldberg, Telesat's
President and CEO.
In addition, the Government of
Canada will contribute CAD$85 million
to Telesat through the Government's
Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF).
Telesat, as part of the agreement, will
support approximately 500 jobs in
Canada, invest CAD$215 million in R&D
over the next five years, and promote
STEM jobs and education in Canada.
In Canada, there are currently 2.3
million households that do not have
access to affordable and reliable
high-speed Internet, which prevents
Canadians from fully participating
in and benefitting from the digital
economy, including opportunities
for education, job advancement and
access to healthcare.

Lacuna Space Signs Second
NanoAvionics Contract

Lacuna
Space
is
Lacuna
Tracker deploying a constellation

N

anosatellite mission integrator
NanoAvionics UK and UK satellite
communications provider Lacuna
Space, both based at Harwell Campus
Space Cluster, have signed a second
contract to integrate the Lacuna Space
LoRa-based Space Gateway
into NanoAvionics' M6P
nanosatellite bus which
will be launched in Q4
2019 via a Polar Satellite
Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
The
two
companies
successfully collaborated on
the Lacuna Space technology
demonstration
mission

launched in April 2019.
This new agreement will
add a M6P-based satellite to
join Lacuna Space's IoT satellite
constellation aimed at optimising the
performance of the payloads and then
demonstrating the system in tests with
users in many locations around the
world, to validate the performance
of the pilot service.
This will be the fourth
Lacuna
Space's
satellite launched this
year with Lacuna Space LoRa IoT
Gateway.
NanoAvionics M6P nanosatellite bus

of 32 nanosatellites in
LEO to form the Lacuna
Network.
The LoRa-based Space
Gateway on each satellite in the
network uses the long-range LoRaWAN
communications protocol to receive
short data messages from IoT devices
on the ground or at sea. Placed in
polar orbits, the Lacuna Network
will provide ubiquitous coverage for
devices in regions without reliable
wireless coverage.
The NanoAvionics M6P is a
preconfigured 6U nanosatellite bus in
the market, suitable for high diversity
of commercial and scientific missions.

NovelSat Awarded BIRD Foundation Grant
N
ovelSat has received a grant
from the BIRD Foundation for
its cooperation with igolgi, which
specialises in developing compression
solutions for video delivery.
The grant will support a joint project
of the two companies in the field of
satellite video distribution and will
greatly improve the transfer of video
and audio content between content
providers and distributors as well as to
5G networks.
"Our partnership with igolgi, with the

support of the BIRD Foundation, will
enable us to expand our activities and
continue to lead the way in the field
of satellite content connectivity," said
Gary Drutin, CEO of NovelSat.
As part of the joint research and
development process, NovelSat and
igolgi are working together to develop
an end-to-end integrated video
encoding and modulation solution.
"Partnering with NovelSat to
significantly improve the efficiency
of media transmission over satellite

is timely, given the market demand
for higher resolution video and much
greater volume of video traffic," said
Dr Kumar Ramaswamy, President of
igolgi.
The solution focuses on significantly
increasing the number of video
channels that can be transmitted
at a given bandwidth, without
compromising viewing quality.
The collaboration will also enable
high-efficiency distribution of content
and video channels directly to the base
stations of 4G and 5G networks, while
reducing the load on the terrestrial
transmission network.

CPI To Buy
SATCOM
Technologies

Bought: SATCOM Technologies
antenna systems division

C

ommunications & Power Industries
(CPI) has entered into an agreement
to purchase SATCOM Technologies, the
antenna systems business of General
Dynamics Mission Systems, for an
undisclosed sum.
SATCOM
Technologies
designs,
manufactures and installs satellite
communications antenna systems used
in commercial, defence and scientific
applications, as well as provides
related radio frequency products
and electronics, including feed
components, amplifiers, converters,
antenna
control
systems,
and
engineering and installation services.
"Satellite
communications
technology plays a vital role in
modern communications, serving
the seemingly insatiable thirst for
more bandwidth and greater speeds,"
said Bob Fickett, President and Chief
Executive Officer of CPI.
"Acquiring SATCOM Technologies
enables us to provide CPI's customers
with a wide range of complementary
products, capabilities and resources
to support this dynamic and growing
market, making it an excellent fit for
CPI. These capabilities and resources
include extensive expertise in VSAT
(very small aperture terminal),
large and medium communications
antennas, and very large, complex
antenna systems. We look forward to
welcoming the business's management
and employees to the CPI family."
In a statement, CPI said that the
business would complement its
existing portfolio of communications
products for government, military and
commercial applications.
The acquisition is expected to close
before the end of
2019.


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