Artist's rendering of a telecom satellite. Credit: Ovzon
Maxar sold SSL "Building 1" for $70 million and will relocate 400 engineers to another facility. Credit: SSL video still.
WorldView Legion Maxar SSL
SSL flew its first printed aluminum parts in September with the launch of Telesat’s Telstar 18 Vantage communications satellite. Credit: SSL
Star One D1 SSL MDA
Amos-8
Israel’s Ministry of Science and Technology announced Sept. 3 that Amos-8 — a replacement for Spacecom's Amos-6 satellite destroyed during SpaceX Falcon 9's 2016 fueling mishap — will be built in Israel with government support. The announcement was accompanied by this rendering featuring the logo of Israel’s only satellite builder, the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Credit: Israel's Ministry of Science and Technology
Nicolas Chamussy Airbus
Artist's rendition of BSAT-4b. Credit: SSL/Maxar Technologies
Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at SSL, a Maxar Technologies company. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
SkySats in orbit
SSL and SFL smallsat Telesat
Maxar Technologies Telstar 19 Vantage
Telstar-19 Vantage SpaceX
“DARPA and NASA have done [servicing] demonstrations in the past but to get traction for a sustained business is a big deal.”
— Al Tadros, SSL vice president for
space infrastructure and civil space.
Credit: SSL
Space Tech Expo: Jean-Luc Froeliger, Vice President, Satellite Operations & Engineering, Intelsat
Dr. Bryan L. Benedict, Senior Director Innovation and Satellite Programs, SES Government Solutions
Dr. Michael J. Gabor, Director of Advanced Programs, Government Systems, SSL
Philippe Galland, OneWeb Return of Experience Manager, Airbus Defence & Space
Brian Roberts, Robotic Technologist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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