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Ka band HTS service in Northern Canada and North Atlantic

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Ka band HTS service in Northern Canada and North Atlantic
19th Sep, 2017 at 4:01pm
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From press release 15th Sept 2017:

The Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite, due for launch mid 2018, and to be positioned at 63 deg W, will provide multiple Ka band spot beams (HTS) capacity to North Western Canadian territories and across the North Atlantic.  Additional Ku band capacity, some in small spot beam (HTS) format will provide service, particularly in South America, to supplement Ku servies presently provided using Telstar 14R, launched May 2011, and co-located at 63W

The Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite is being built by Space Systems Loral for Telesat. Telesat have sold the most of the North Canadian capacity to Bell Canada who have signed a 15-year contract. Bell Canada will then provide "Satellite Broadband" services to customers, with Northwestel helping with broadband for communities around the remote town of  Nunavut. The North West territory beams are cross connected to a gateway beam pointed towards Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The row of spot beams across the north Atlantic looks ideal for aircraft communications. The downlink EIRP figures will give you a start if you want to play with link budget simulations using small, aircraft mounted phased array antennas. The teleport gateway hub for the North Atlantic network appears to be intended for Portugal or Spain.

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