Blue Origin + LOON

Telesat's LEO program continues to build world-class supplier team

Blue Origin

Dan Goldberg (center), Telesat’s President and CEO; Jeff Bezos (left), founder of Blue Origin and Amazon.com; and Bob Smith (right), CEO of Blue Origin.

Blue Origin’s New Glenn to Launch Telesat's LEO Satellites

  • Agreement paves the way for Blue Origin’s powerful New Glenn rocket to play key role in deployment of Telesat’s global LEO satellite constellation
  • Telesat’s LEO program will gain significant cost savings and other advantages launching with Blue Origin’s heavy-lift New Glenn
  • New Glenn is powered by 7 BE-4 engines with the capability to deliver 45 metric tons to LEO
  • Blue Origin expects New Glenn’s maiden flight in 2021 from Cape Canaveral, FL

Blue Origin’s powerful New Glenn rocket is a disruptive force in the launch services market which, in turn, will help Telesat disrupt the economics and performance of global broadband connectivity. 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. 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.

Dan Goldberg, Telesat’s President and CEO

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Depiction of how Loon’s network operating system design can optimize capacity across Telesat’s global fleet of LEO satellites while minimizing latency and ensuring reliable connectivity to end-users worldwide

Telesat Partners with Alphabet's Loon for Design of Satellite Network Operating System

  • Loon will deliver a network operating system design that Telesat can use to optimize capacity across its global LEO satellite fleet
  • Design will adapt and expand on Loon's cloud-based software-defined network platform that Loon uses today to deliver mobile data services via its fleet of baloons
  • Move demonstrates Telesat’s willingness and ability to find the most innovative and effective solutions for its global LEO system by reaching beyond the satellite industry

By leveraging our expertise to assist in the development of Telesat’s advanced and innovative LEO constellation, we see another opportunity for Loon to pursue our mission of connecting people everywhere by inventing and integrating audacious technology,

Alastair Westgarth, CEO of Loon.

Telesat has an outstanding record of innovation in commercial space communications. We’re excited to work with a global leader like Telesat and expand the number of ways that Loon can help bring connectivity to those who need it.

Alastair Westgarth, CEO of Loon.

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