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[SpaceNews Dec. 25, 2015] Telesat, APT Partner on Replacement of Joint Satellite
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Satellite fleet operators Telesat of Canada and APT Satellite Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong have agreed to divide the cost of a new satellite to replace their jointly owned Telstar 18/Apstar-5 at 138 degrees east, with the successor, called Telstar 18 Vantage/Apstar-5C, to be built by Space Systems Loral and launched in early 2018.

The satellite will carry 63 C- and Ku-band transponders, including both regional Ku- and C-band beams and a high-throughput (HTS) Ku-band payload. It will be Ottawa-based Telesatís third Ku-band HTS-equipped satellite...

In a Dec. 24 statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, APT said it would be paying a London-based subsidiary of Telesat a total of $118.83 million for a 57.47 percent share of the satelliteís resources, which the company said is equivalent to 36.2 transponders. The satellite will be capable of generating 14 kilowatts of power to its payload at the end of its service life of more than 15 years.

Telesat Press Release
SSL Press Release
Telesat: Telstar 18 Vantage page

[Spaceflight Now Feb. 26, 2016] Telesat launch agreements awarded to SpaceX
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The Canadian telecom satellite operator Telesat plans to launch two multipurpose communications spacecraft aboard SpaceX Falcon rockets in 2018, the company disclosed this week in a quarterly earnings announcement.

A spokesperson for the Ottawa-based company said the new satellites, named Telstar 18 Vantage and Telstar 19 Vantage, would fly aboard Falcon 9 rockets.

Telstar 18 Vantage/Apstar-5C on Gunter's Space Page
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APSTAR-5C satellite entered into AIT phase
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18/08/2017

As of Aug 2017, the construction of the APSTAR-5C satellite has made significant progress. System CDR was conducted successfully in September 2016, the result showed the performance of the satellite is in line with specifications. Currently the satellite has entered into the AIT (assembly, integration and test) phase, mating process of SM (service module) and CM (communication module) has been conducted successfully. Installation and testing for each subsystem is under way.

Current schedule shows that APSTAR-5C will be ready for shipment in the first half of 2018, then be launched by SpaceXís Falcon-9, and replace the in-orbit APSTAR-5 satellite in the second half of 2018. Through APSTAR-5C, we will be able to maintain highly reliable services for our existing customers on APSTAR-5 satellite, assuring their businesses not be interrupted by the replacement. Meanwhile, APSTAR-5C satellite will carry more transponders, and expand to broader service areas, especially its high-throughput (HTS) capacities will satisfy growing market demand in Southeast Asia.

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