Ovzon 3 [Maxar]
Ovzon 3 is a planned small communications satellite of the Swedish / US Ovzon company.
The satellite was ordered in December 2018 from SSL, now Maxar Technologies, dedicated to meeting the demand for increased mobile broadband connectivity in underserved regions. Ovzon selected the new mid-size SSL-500 (Legion class) platform for its first satellite. The satellite will be equipped with a third party built central on-board processor (OBP) attached to high-performance steerable beams.
Ovzon 3 was originally to be launched directly to geostationary orbit by a Falcon-Heavy (Block 5) in 2021, likely in a shared launch. In August 2019, the launch contract was changed to an Ariane-5ECA+, to deliver the payload into a getstationary transfer orbit.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Maxar Technologies (formerly Space Systems/Loral (SS/L))|
|Equipment:||Ku-band HTP payload|
|Configuration:||SSL-500 (Legion class)|
|Power:||2 deployable ROSA type solar arrays, batteries|
|Ovzon 3||-||2021||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA+||with SES 17|