Maxar: Six-satellite Legion constellation delayed, 1st launch now set for September; work on 7th & 8th Legions begins

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Maxar Technologies has delayed the launch of its first two WorldView Legion optical imaging satellites by 2-3 months, to September, following a wrongly designed satellite test sequence that will add about $20 million to the program’s cost.

Maxar has scheduled three SpaceX Falcon 9 launches for the six Legion satellites. Under the scheduled that Maxar updated on May 9, the launches would now occur in September, December and March.

In a May 9 investor call, Maxar Chief Executive Daniel L. Jablonsky said . . .

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