Maxar struggles to adjust to a satellite market whose tables have turned

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Maxar Technologies’ SSL satellite manufacturing arm rode the growth of the commercial satellite market to success in the past decade by playing up its “We’re not Lockheed” credentials as a company focused squarely on the commercial market and untainted by cost-plus government program habits.

The company expanded its Palo Alto, California, plant to accommodate up to nine large geostationary-orbit satellites per year. for a time, it made SSL the most successful commercial satellite builder in the world.

Now all that is history. In 2017, the . . .

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