Maxar receives contract for SXM-7 replacement satellite SXM-9

by | Aug 5, 2021 | Finance, Satellites, Seradata News

Having been mentioned in its recent Q2 2021 earnings call Sirius XM has ordered a new GEO satellite to replace SXM-7, which has been declared a total loss following a payload anomaly detected a month after its launch. The order for the new SXM-9 has gone to US manufacturer Maxar (builder of SXM-7) which will base the spacecraft on its venerable 1300 platform.

A rendering of the SXM-9 satellite in-orbit. Courtesy of Maxar

SXM-9 is planned for launch in 2024. The parties have not released any information concerning contract value at the time of writing.

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