Swedish start-up Ovzon books launch on Falcon Heavy

by | Oct 18, 2018 | commercial launch services, Launches, SpaceX

Space News reports that Swedish start-up satellite operator Ovzon has made a launch booking on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy for an unnamed and yet-to-be-ordered communications satellite set for geostationary orbit. The launch will take place in Q4 2020 at the earliest. The firm has apparently leased a satellite for US$1.6 million from Eutelsat to “hold its slot” in the geostationary arc while the satellite is being manufactured.

Comment by David Todd: With its high launch rate (cadence) SpaceX is quickly going though its backlog so any new order will be gratefully received.

Falcon Heavy launches into orbit on maiden flight. Courtesy: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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