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Maxar secures order for SiriusXM’s SXM-10

August 25, 2021

By Chris Forrester

At the start of August, Maxar Technologies received an order from pay-radio broadcaster SiriusXM for a new satellite, SXM-9. Now Maxar has confirmed another satellite order for SiriusXM, its SXM-10 craft.

“Maxar has been manufacturing communications satellites for SiriusXM for decades, and we’re proud to continue this relationship for both SXM-9 and SXM-10,” said Chris Johnson, Maxar’s SVP of Space Programs Delivery.

SXM-10, a high-powered digital audio radio satellite, will be built on Maxar’s proven 1300-class platform at the company’s manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California (the former Space Systems/Loral plant).

Maxar’s 1300-class system is present on 90 satellites in space.

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