UPDATE Sept. 16: Ovzon said it had booked contracts valued at $13.7 million from the U.S. Defense Department through its partner, Intelsat General Corp. The contracts are for six months of service, using satellite capacity leased from Intelsat. Ovzon said the likely extensions will cover the period when the Ovzon-3 satellite, the company's first spacecraft, is scheduled for launch.
UPDATE Aug. 27: Launch-service provider Arianespace confirmed the 2021 launch of the Ovzon-3 satellite in 2021 into geostationary-transfer orbit aboard an Ariane 5 heavy-lift rocket . . .
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