Maxar: Closing SSL Palo Alto satellite plant would be more costly than keeping it, so we’ll keep it

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Maxar Technologies said it will spend less money at its Palo Alto, California-based SSL satellite builder by leaving it open than it would have been forced to spend if it shut it down, as originally planned.

The threat of a shutdown, made concrete in late 2018 when Maxar sold part of its Palo Alto campus for $70 million, caused so much talent to leave that the company will need to set in place hiring incentives to return SSL to its optimal work force level now that it will remain in business . . .

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