EOS & its SpaceLink subsidiary opt for smaller initial data-relay constellation to meet FCC deadline, facilitate fund-raising

by Peter B. de Selding

Update Feb. 28: This story was updated to include a statement by OHB SE.

PARIS — Australia-based Electro Optic Systems Holdings Ltd. (EOS) and its U.S.-based subsidiary, SpaceLink, have scaled back their initial data-relay constellation to make it more digestible by prospective investors and to assure service by the June 2024 deadline of its U.S. license.

EOS said a newly designed four-satellite constellation in equatorial medium Earth orbit at 14,000 kilometers can be built for $240 million — half for the satellites . . .

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