December 18, 2018 – SSL, a Maxar Technologies company announced a contract award to manufacture a small geostationary (GEO) satellite for Ovzon, a company located in the U.S. and Sweden dedicated to meeting the demand for increased mobile broadband connectivity in underserved regions. Ovzon selected the mid-size SSL-500 platform for its first satellite, which brings the benefits of SSL’s proven technology and performance combined with a lower-cost form factor. The contract is conditional on Ovzon raising financing. The satellite, called Ovzon-3, provides Ovzon’s customers with better performance, expanded coverage and faster data rates than competitive solutions. The next-generation satellite provided by SSL will advance communications in remote areas with extremely versatile mobile broadband capabilities.