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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta g THI LtTHMIDG! HHMD Thumlfy. 1, 1970 Contract Let To Build Telesat OTTAWA (CD Canada and Huglics Aircraft Co. of Califoraia signed a contract Wednesday to build this country's first domestic communications satellite. the signing came just two months after the federal cabinet approval award to the Ameri- can firm, which outbid RCA Ltd., of Montreal Hughes has signed agree- ments with Northern Electric Co. Ltd., of Montreal and Spar Aerospace Products Ltd., Mal- lon, Ont., covering components. Northern will provide the complete electronics system, in- eluding the communications package for the spacecraft. Spar will turn out spacecraft structures and give engineering support services. Hughes is to supply three space first by Oc- tober, 1872, Telesat Canada said in an announcement. The sec- ond and third are to be deliv- ered at four month intervals after that. In addition to the million contract, Hughes will get "per- formance incentive payments" over the full life expectancy of ths spacecraft. Hughes also is to pay penalties for late, deliv- ery. Incentives and penalty rates were not announced. Agreements also were com- pleted for Northern and Spar to provide electronics packages and structures for up to 55 more spacecraft which Hughes ex- pects to sell on world markets, the Telesat announcement said. Telesat calculated the Cana- dian content of domestic satel- lite contract at more than 20 per cent. TITO satellites will be "parked" in space over the equator, each providing 12 radio frequency for com- mercial use and two on standby. Each channel is capable of carrying one color television signal or up to 960 one-way voice channels. The first satellite, already named Anik I in the planning, is to be launched in late 1972 and is to start commercial opera- tions early in 19J3. F u 1.1 commercial operation will start when the second satel- lite goes into orbit by mid-1973. The third spacecraft will be held in reserve on the ground. Wootca PICK YOUR FALL BULBS NOW AND SAVE SAVE OVER BUDGET OFFER Choose from 10 Tulip bulbs in 12 varieties. 5 Hya- cinth bulbs or 6 Daffodil bulbs, large double nose size, King Alfred or 20 Crocus bulbs. Your choice of any type or colour. TULIP BULBS FROM HOLLAND Pock of 50 size bulbs. First quality direct from Hol- land jumbo size bulbs. Bloom in late April to early June. Choose from: Yellow, or Yellow combination pack. Regular Woolco Price 3.97 Package PACKAGE 2.99 TULIPS 7-19 bulbs per package depending on variety. Size 12 cm. and up. Many new varieties just introduced to North Amer- ica, imported direct from Holland. BAG 1.23 DAFFODILS 8 bulbs per package, large double nose size. Plant in clusters or mass for the most effective display. Stock im- ported from Holland. BAG 1.46 HYACINTHS 10 bulbs per package. Beautiful show of Pink, Blue and White colours. Plant now for next spring's early flowers. BAG 1.97 GRASS SEED 2-lb. size bag. 40% Kentucky Blue, 35% Creeping Red, 15% Perennial Rye, 10% Red Top.