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Government calls for Ka-band proposals after Star Choice returns licence

News | 10/11/2001 4:00 am EDT

Telesat Canada is evaluating a government notice calling for proposals to build and operate a multimedia satellite after a previously assigned orbital slot unexpectedly became available. Star Choice Communications Inc’s unusual move this summer to hand back its licence to build and operate a Ka-band fixed satellite in the 107.3 West longitude orbital position has prompted Industry Canada to launch an expedited licensing process to fill the empty slot.

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