Scalable innovation and proven reliability
As access to space becomes more affordable and mission requirements change, large geostationary satellites are not always required to fulfill the needs of today’s customers.
Some missions require multiple, smaller spacecraft that can be produced more quickly. Maxar’s proliferated low-Earth orbit constellations include multiple satellites, launched and operated together, with spacecraft starting at 150 kg.
Maxar-built low Earth orbit (LEO) constellations are a reliable and cost-effective solution for various missions, including Earth observation, communications or national security that require global coverage. The architecture is optimized for volume manufacturing, and designed to be flexible and tailorable for unique customer requirements. Our approach drives a common bill of materials and bill of process that maximize design reuse, manufacturing commonality, and supply chain efficiencies.
Flexible, scalable electrical and data interfaces to accommodate various payloads
Configurable telemetry, tracking and command, as well as mission data architectures
Supports intersatellite links (optical and radio frequency)
Mission-tailored structure, solar array, battery
Chemical or electric propulsion
Maxar operates a high-volume, fully integrated spacecraft production factory to support efficient and reliable spacecraft manufacturing, bringing customers to orbit on an accelerated timeline and allowing for a faster return on investment.
Commercial or national security space communications
Space Domain Awareness
Synthetic aperture radar
Internet of Things
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