With 6 Intelsat satellites, Maxar’s once-moribund Palo Alto division is revived; next up, NRO EnhancedView competition

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite builder and geospatial analytics provider Maxar Technologies, whose commercial satellite business seemed on life support less than a year ago, did not run the table with Intelsat’s recent orders but came close.

In addition to the IS-40e satellite ordered earlier this year from Intelsat, Maxar won five of the seven satellites Intelsat is building under a deadline set by the U.S.  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to repack C-band spectrum use in the United States.

It was a . . .

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