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Telesat’s Satellites Supporting Haiti Relief with Vital Communications Links

OTTAWA, CANADA, February 4, 2010 – Telesat, the world’s fourth largest fixed satellite services operator, is providing communications services to support relief organizations bringing food, supplies and medical assistance to the Haitian people.

Telesat’s Anik F3 satellite is enabling Canadian government agencies to have high speed communications from Ottawa to Haiti via C-band capacity. Telesat’s Telstar 14 satellite is supporting wireless services in Haiti via Ku-band. Additional communications for Haiti relief are being provided on Telesat’s Telstar 11N satellite.

“Telesat has significant satellite capacity in the Caribbean, on both C-band and Ku-band, with excellent coverage of Haiti,” said Dan Goldberg, President and CEO of Telesat. “As Haiti relief efforts continue to expand, Telesat is providing a range of services to help address one of the most serious natural disasters to occur in this hemisphere. Satellite communications have a proven record of saving lives and restoring order in situations such as this and we are pleased that Telesat’s resources and expertise are helping bring aid to the people of Haiti.”

About Telesat ( Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, Telesat is the fourth largest fixed satellite services operator. The company provides reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Telesat has a global state-of-the-art fleet of 12 satellites, with two more under construction, and manages the operations of 13 additional satellites for third parties. Telesat is privately held. Its principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc.

For further information: Vanessa Brûlé, Telesat, +1 613 748-8700 ext. 2407 (

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