Launch of 1st Maxar Legion 30-cm-resolution satellites delayed to late this year following software, hardware issues

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Maxar Technologies said launches of its six WorldView Legion high-resolution optical imaging satellites likely will not start before late this year after discovery of three unrelated issues during testing.

Maxar is phasing deployment of the 30-cm-resolution Legion constellation over two launches aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets, with the launches separated by several months.

Legion is important as a future revenue driver for Maxar starting in 2023. Any delays would delay that revenue growth.

In a May 3 . . .

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