Maxar CEO defends decision to stick with commercial GEO product line, despite everything

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Daniel Jablonsky took over at Maxar Technologies in January at a time of near-existential crisis at the company and had wide latitude in determining its future direction.

He elected to end a NASA contract for in-orbit servicing because it would have required substantial Maxar investment, but to retain the loss-making commercial telecommunications business after selling off part of the Palo Alto, California, site and making staff reductions.

The commercial, geostationary-orbit satellite telecommunications market, despite what looks like a rebound from the no . . .

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