The two new satellites will be situated in different geostationary orbital slots to operate in X, military Ka and UHF bands.
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Loral Space and Communications wants to move ahead with a “strategic transaction” involving fleet operator Telesat that may spark a legal fight with Telesat’s other major shareholder, a Canadian pension fund.
Since 2010, satellite operators with U.S. defense business have posted fallng revenue as American troop levels have fallen in the Middle East.
During his campaign, President Trump called for more airplanes, more ships and more soldiers, but said little about bolstering the space capabilities these forces rely upon.