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Maxar-built Ovzon 3 Satellite Launches Aboard Falcon 9

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Ovzon-3. Credit: Maxar Space Systems

Ibadan, 5 January 2024. – Maxar Space Systems has announced that the Ovzon 3 satellite has successfully launched aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and is performing as expected after launch. Maxar Space Systems manufactured the satellite for Ovzon using its modular architecture platform.

The satellite launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on January 3, 2024, with the space technology Company designing and manufacturing the specialized satellite for Ovzon. Furthermore, 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.

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).

Speaking on the launch, Chris Johnson, Maxar Space Systems Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our first satellite with Ovzon highlights Maxar Space’s ability to help our customers meet their global satellite and business communications needs.” The CEO also added that his Company “partnered with Ovzon throughout this process to ensure this satellite can deliver on their long-term business goals and are proud to have helped Ovzon fulfil its strategy to revolutionize mobile broadband by satellite.”

Likewise, Per Norén, CEO of Ovzon, commented, “The close teamwork with our partners has come to fruition, and we are grateful to all the people working relentlessly together to design, build, finalize, and launch the satellite.” The CEO also added, “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”

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