Telstar 19 VANTAGE

Telstar 19 VANTAGE Successfully Launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canveral on July 22, 2018

Telstar 19 VANTAGE is part of a new generation of Telesat satellites that combine broad regional beams and powerful high throughput satellite (HTS) spot beams in a design optimized to serve the types of bandwidth intensive applications increasingly in demand by users worldwide.

Operating from Telesat’s prime orbital location of 63 degrees West, the same as Telesat’s highly utilized Telstar 14R satellite, Telstar 19 VANTAGE provides important advantages to Telesat customers who serve growing consumer, enterprise and mobility markets. It has distinct zones of coverage across the Americas and Atlantic in both Ku-band and Ka-band.

Ku-band coverages include:

  • Brazil regional beam
  • North Atlantic regional beam, and
  • HTS spot beams over Brazil and the Andean region


Ka-band HTS spot beam capacity covers:

  • South America
  • The Caribbean
  • The North Atlantic and
  • Northern Canada


Telesat customer Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes) has signed a 15-year agreement for Telstar 19 VANTAGE Ka-band capacity that Hughes will utilize to expand its broadband satellite services for consumers and businesses in five South American countries. Telesat also has long-term contracts for the entire Ka-band capacity of Telstar 19 VANTAGE over Northern Canada, including providing Bell Canada subsidiary Northwestel with the HTS spot beam capacity required to enhance broadband connectivity for all 25 communities in Nunavut, Canada’s northernmost territory.

“The pre-launch agreements Telesat has secured with Hughes and Bell Canada, combined with strong interest from other leading satellite service providers across the Americas and Atlantic, confirm that Telstar 19 VANTAGE delivers superior performance and value for today’s bandwidth intensive applications,” said Dan Goldberg, Telesat’s President and CEO.

Telstar 19 VANTAGE was built by SSL, a Maxar Technologies company, and has a 15 year design life.

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Telstar 19 VANTAGE