Telstar 18 VANTAGE Successfully Launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canveral on September 10, 2018
Telstar 18 VANTAGE is the third high throughput satellite (HTS) in Telesat’s global fleet and the first with coverage over the Asia Pacific region. Its innovative payloads deliver a new level of performance and value to serve growing satellite broadband requirements on land, at sea and in the air.
Telesat’s newest satellite replaces and expands on Telstar 18 by providing extensive C-band capacity over Asia, Ku-band HTS spots over Indonesia and Malaysia, and five additional Ku-band beams. Its coverage from 138 degrees East reaches across Asia all the way to Hawaii – in both C and Ku-band – enabling direct connectivity between any point in Asia and the Americas.
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Telesat customers across the Asia Pacific region now have a competitive edge in meeting growing demand for satellite broadband from mobility markets – both aero and maritime – and from enterprise network operators and leading telecom companies.
“Telstar 18 VANTAGE is the latest example of how Telesat’s innovative payload designs provide our customers with the advantages they need to compete successfully in today’s satellite service markets.”
“Telstar 18 VANTAGE is a state-of-the art spacecraft that not only replaces Telstar 18, a satellite in wide use across Asia and the Pacific, but brings far greater capabilities including Ku-band mobility coverage and HTS spot beams that will allow Telesat to grow our presence in the region.”
Telstar 18 VANTAGE was built by SSL, a Maxar Technologies company, and has a 15 year design life.