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Maxar restructures into 2 businesses

Satellite manufacturer Maxar Technologies, headquartered Colorado, is to divide itself into two separate businesses. The two companies are Maxar Space Infrastructure and Maxar Intelligence. Maxar announced that there would also be a small number of job cuts although did not specify the numbers of staff affected. The division comes just four months after Maxar, then […]

September 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

Jupiter 3 performing “nominally”

Jupiter 3, a massive satellite owned by EchoStar and serving clients of Hughes Communications which was launched on July 29th, is performing “nominally” – which is good news for its owner. The satellite, manufactured by Maxar Technologies, began sending and receiving its first signals shortly after launch, and engineers deployed Jupiter 3’s important solar arrays, […]

August 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Maxar delays hurt Ovzon

Sweden-based Ovzon, which is building an orbital broadband system, is again being forced to apply to the ITU to relax its ‘bringing into use’ regulations. It isn’t Ovzon’s fault because satellite builder Maxar Technologies is late with delivering Ovzon-3. Maxar says that it has had to replace a defective component on the satellite. But it […]

June 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Maxar acquired by Private Equity

Advent International has wrapped the purchase of satellite builder Maxar Technologies for $6.4 billion (€5.7bn). Maxar Technologies was created in 2017 from the combination of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) and DigitalGlobe, with the resulting company renamed Maxar. Maxar was also the parent of Space Systems Loral (SSL) based in Palo Alto, California. The company’s […]

May 4, 2023

Dish TV orders Maxar satellite

Maxar Technologies, a provider of comprehensive space solutions and secure, precise, geospatial intelligence, has received an order for a direct broadcast satellite from Dish, designated ES XXV. This geostationary (GEO) communications satellite will be operated by Dish and deliver content across North America. ES XXV will be built on the Maxar 1300 series platform at […]

April 18, 2023

Maxar quiet on future satellite deliveries

Satellite builder Maxar Technologies is naturally reluctant to talk publicly about its satellite delivery dates – or any slippage in those delivery obligations. In future such news must come from its clients, says Maxar. One of the affected businesses is its own WorldView Legion imaging six-craft constellation. Maxar had previously talked in November last year […]

March 2, 2023

Advent acquires Maxar Technologies

Satellite builder Maxar Technologies is being acquired by Advent International. Advent is paying $53 (€49.90) per share in cash and a total of $6.4 billion for the business. Upon closing the business will then be taken private. Private equity investor Advent is paying a 129 per cent premium over Maxar’s closing price on December 15th. […]

December 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

SiriusXM orders satellites from Maxar

North American pay-radio operator SiriusXM has ordered two powerful geostationary satellites to be built by Maxar Technologies. The new craft (SXM-11 and SXM-12) now join two other satellites (SXM-9 and 10) already under construction by Maxar. SXM-9 and 10 were ordered in 2021. SXM-11 and 12 will launch around 2026-27. The new craft will have […]

November 30, 2022By Chris Forrester

EchoStar, Maxar amend Hughes JUPITER 3 agreement

EchoStar has announced an amended agreement with Maxar Technologies for production of the EchoStar XXIV satellite, also known as JUPITER 3. The satellite, designed for EchoStar’s Hughes Network Systems division, is under production at Maxar’s facility in Palo Alto, CA. The amended agreement compensates EchoStar for past production delays by providing relief on future payments and […]

November 23, 2022

Maxar secures order for SiriusXM’s SXM-10

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 […]

August 25, 2021By Chris Forrester