Space Systems/Loral has been selected to build a satellite—Telstar 14R—for satellite services provider Telesat.

The satellite will replace Telesat’s Telstar 14/Estrela do Sul satellite to deliver high-powered Ku-band services for Brazil, the US, parts of South America, the Andean region and the north and mid-Atlantic Ocean.

The satellite will incorporate 46 high-powered transponders and five antenna beams to give the satellite switching capability and flexibility to meet the growing demand for Ku-band services throughout the Americas and over the Atlantic.

The Telestar 14R is scheduled for launch in later part of 2011 and will remain in service for at least 15 years.