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Maxar Space Systems-built Ovzon 3 communications satellite launched

Source: Maxar Space Systems, Ovzon, Defence Industry Europe

Maxar Space Systems, a leading provider of comprehensive space technologies, announced that the Ovzon 3 satellite is performing as expected after launch. Maxar Space Systems manufactured the satellite for Ovzon at their Palo Alto, California, facility using its modular architecture platform. The satellite launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on January 3.

 

Maxar Space Systems designed and manufactured this specialized satellite for Ovzon, a Swedish-based SATCOM as-a-Service provider dedicated to offering world-leading mobile satellite communications services, to customers across the globe. Ovzon 3 is Maxar’s first use of their new all electric Modular Architecture Platform (MAP), which allows for parallel processing of separate modules to improve production efficiencies.

 

Maxar Space Systems, a leading provider of comprehensive space technologies, today announced that the Ovzon 3 satellite is performing as expected after launch. Maxar Space Systems manufactured the satellite for Ovzon at their Palo Alto, California, facility using its modular architecture platform. The satellite launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on January 3.
Photo: Maxar Space Systems.

 

“Our first satellite with Ovzon highlights Maxar Space’s ability to help our customers meet their global satellite and business communications needs,” said Chris Johnson, Maxar Space Systems Chief Executive Officer. “Maxar partnered with Ovzon throughout this process to ensure this satellite can deliver on their long-term business goals, and are proud to have been selected to help Ovzon fulfill its strategy to revolutionize mobile broadband by satellite.”

 

 

“We are immensely proud of the fact that Ovzon 3 is the first privately funded and developed Swedish geostationary communications satellite ever to be launched. The close teamwork with our partners Maxar and SpaceX has, despite delays and unfortunate circumstances in the wake of the pandemic, come to fruition, and we are grateful to all the people working relentlessly together to design, build, finalize, and launch the satellite in the last couple of years. Nevertheless, as always when working in space many risks still remain before the satellite has entered into service. I would also, sincerely, like to express my gratitude to our long-term shareholders who have supported us in every step of this journey. We now preparing for Ovzon’s next chapter, with all the capabilities in our hands to enable our customers to fully take advantage of Ovzon’s unique SATCOM-as-a-Service solutions”, says Per Norén, CEO of Ovzon.




 

Ovzon aligned with Maxar Space Systems on its first customized satellite and selected the modular platform, which leverages Maxar Space’s proven technology and performance combined with a lower-cost factor. In addition, Ovzon 3 will include Maxar Space Systems’ first flight of Roll-Out Solar Arrays (ROSAs).

 

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