Maxar: Delays in Legion satellites’ components have cleared, thanks to DoD “DX” delivery-priority rating

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Maxar Technologies said deliveries have begun of components from Honeywell and Raytheon, giving the company greater confidence in meeting its March-June 2022 launch date for the first two of the six Legion satellites.

Maxar Chief Executive Dan Jablonsky said the deliveries were accelerated by virtue of Legion receiving a “DX” rating by the U.S. Defense Department, giving it a priority over commercial customers.

In a Sept. 14 presentation to a Morgan Stanley investor conference, Jablonsky said . . .

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