Spacecraft platforms

Transformative innovation for exacting space missions

A Proven Partner

Maxar has decades of experience manufacturing communication and Earth observation satellites. We provide advanced, reliable and affordable spacecraft for global commercial missions as well as a broad range of civil, defense and intelligence missions for the U.S. government.

Reliable performance and longevity

1300 Class

The world's most popular spacecraft platform, the Maxar 1300 Class is designed to accommodate evolutionary advances in technology. This versatile platform seamlessly serves a variety of missions—from communications satellites to spacecraft for exploration.

1300 Class features:

  • lightweight, high-strength structure
  • fuel-efficient attitude and station-keeping subsystems
  • reliable, high-efficiency solar arrays and batteries
  • advanced command and control subsystems
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Tailored Platforms

We understand that every mission is unique. Our modular platforms enable us to quickly and cost-effectively serve diverse customer needs, combined with our deep mission expertise and innovative approach that can help you achieve mission success.

Custom configurations provide tangible benefits for customers, including:

  • increased resilience
  • lower cost
  • rapid delivery
  • tightly defined coverage areas

Proliferated LEO Constellations

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.

  • Flexible, scalable electrical and data interfaces
  • Configurable telemetry, tracking and command, as well as mission data architectures
  • Mission-tailored structure, solar array, battery
  • Supports intersatellite links (optical and radio frequency)
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Let's talk about your mission

Find the solution that fits your mission requirements, budget and future demands.

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