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Discussion Thread for Ovzon-3 mission.

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Launch 3 January 2024, at 23:04:00 UTC (6:04 pm EST), on Falcon 9 Arianespace Ariane 5, from CCSFS SLC-40.  First stage 1076-10 successfully landed at LZ-1.  Satellite launched to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).
Satellite masses 1500kg and is based on Maxar Legion bus.




Ovzon signs agreement with SpaceX for first satellite launch
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October 16, 2018
In an important step towards growing its satellite service offering, Ovzon has entered into an agreement with SpaceX for launch of Ovzon’s first GEO satellite. The launch is expected to take place no earlier than Q4 2020. The next step for the company is to finalize the procurement of the satellites.

Per Wahlberg, CEO Ovzon said; “Contracting the launch supplier of our first Ovzon satellite is an important and exciting step for our company. SpaceX offered a very competitive solution with the Falcon Heavy launch vehicle which will gain us access to space in a timely and reliable manner. The satellite is expected to be launched no earlier than Q4 2020. The procurement of the satellites is now also in the final stage. Earlier this month we ordered and started the manufacturing of the first Ovzon On-Board-Processor (OBP), one of the most advanced of its type. We therefore continue to work towards our goal of revolutionizing mobile broadband via satellite by offering the highest data-rates through the smallest terminals”.

“We are honored that Ovzon has chosen SpaceX to launch the first of its satellites,” said SpaceX’s President and COO, Gwynne Shotwell. “We look forward to working closely on the execution of this important direct-to-GEO mission.”

The agreement is subject to certain contingencies and mutual termination clauses.

For further information, please contact:
Per Wahlberg, CEO

Tel: +46 8 508 600 60

E-mail: [email protected]

About Ovzon
Ovzon is a provider of a satellite-based mobility broadband services, targeting end-markets and users in need of high data speeds combined with mobility. Applications include real-time sensor and video upload, either from moving or highly mobile platforms, including small vehicles, small aircraft or UAVs, or transmissions directly from on-site staff holding the terminals and transmitting on-the-go. Ovzon is headquartered in Solna, Sweden and has offices in Tampa, FL and Bethesda, MD in the United States. Ovzon is listed on Nasdaq First North Premier. FNCA Sweden AB is the company’s Certified Adviser.

About SpaceX
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Headquartered in Hawthorne, California, SpaceX has more than 6,000 employees nationwide and operates launch facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Arianespace will launch the Ovzon-3 satellite for Ovzon

August 26, 2019

Arianespace today announced the signature of a launch services contract with Ovzon for the company’s first geostationary-orbiting telecommunications satellite: Ovzon-3. With offices in Sweden and the United States, Ovzon is dedicated to meeting the demand for increased mobile broadband connectivity in underserved regions.

Ovzon-3 will have a mass at liftoff of approximately 1,500 kg. and will be placed in geostationary transfer orbit by an Ariane 5 launch vehicle in 2021 from the Guiana Space Center – Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana (South America).

As an innovative small geostationary satellite, Ovzon-3 will feature multiple high-performance steerable beams to meet challenging communication requirements. In addition, the proprietary on-board processor developed by Ovzon enables such new functionalities as single-hop communications between very small terminals, reduced latency and more efficient use of the bandwidth.

The next generation Ovzon service is based on complete end-to-end proprietary components and patented technology. Ovzon-3 will significantly increase service performance, lead to new types of services, enable the use of even smaller terminals, expand coverage areas and increase the amount of available bandwidth.

As a result, Ovzon is to offer a revolutionary mobile broadband service via satellite that combines high bandwidth satellite communications services with highly mobile terminals.

Ovzon selected Maxar Technologies to build the satellite, using Maxar’s mid-size SSL-500 spacecraft platform.

Following the contract signature, Magnus René, CEO of Ovzon AB said: “Arianespace has won our confidence to serve Ovzon for this first launch. Ovzon 3 is an important first step towards fulfilling our strategy to revolutionize mobile broadband by satellite, offering the highest bandwidth with the smallest terminals. Ovzon 3 is the first of a number of satellites planned for global coverage of our high-end service. We are happy to engage Arianespace and Ariane 5, both synonymous with reliability and excellence for our important first launch.”

Stéphane Israël, Chief Executive Officer of Arianespace, added: “We are pleased and honored that Ovzon has entrusted Arianespace with the launch of its first satellite. The mobile broadband connectivity services to be offered with Ovzon-3 are particularly innovative. Ariane 5 will be at the ready for this mission, once again confirming its role as the champion for launches toward geostationary orbit.”



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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon : Very NET end of 2020
« Reply #1 on: 10/16/2018 09:29 pm »
Two FH missions won this year. That's not bad at all.
You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great. That's what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It's about believing in the future and believing the future will be better than the past. And I can't think of anything more exciting than being out there among the stars.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : NET late 2020
« Reply #2 on: 10/17/2018 01:18 am »
Direct to GEO. Interesting.

How many commercial commsats have used a direct to GEO launch recently?

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : NET late 2020
« Reply #3 on: 10/17/2018 01:52 am »
Direct to GEO. Interesting.

How many commercial commsats have used a direct to GEO launch recently?

Agreed. How much time to market and station keeping fuel does this save?  Good to see FH providing value to customers.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : NET late 2020
« Reply #4 on: 10/17/2018 04:02 am »
Two FH missions won this year. That's not bad at all.

Honestly 2 FH's a year seems like a great accomplishment. 

However, I bet SpaceX has bigger aspirations.

Watching this animal fly once a quarter would be amazing.

Wildly optimistic prediction, Superheavy recovery on IFT-4 or IFT-5

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : NET late 2020
« Reply #5 on: 10/17/2018 04:32 am »
Two FH missions won this year. That's not bad at all.

Honestly 2 FH's a year seems like a great accomplishment. 

However, I bet SpaceX has bigger aspirations.

Watching this animal fly once a quarter would be amazing.

If Starlink launches end up being mass-limited rather than volume-limited, we may see a lot more than that! 

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : NET late 2020
« Reply #6 on: 11/20/2018 05:56 pm »
[Via Satellite] Ovzon CEO: “We are Revolutionizing Mobile Broadband” [Nov 5]
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Ovzon has in total six orbital locations for the global deployment of its service, and the company’s plan is to populate all six slots, said its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Per Wahlberg.
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While mobility services often equate a Ka-band satellite, Ovzon’s fleet is Ku-band.
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Ovzon’s upcoming fleet is not of High Throughput Satellites (HTS), where HTS is commonly understood as having a large total amount of accumulated bandwidth in the satellite, however, it still achieves a high throughput in the sense that high data rates are transmitted from very small ground terminals.

“Our satellites will be purpose built, specifically to provide the highest data rates from the smallest terminal sizes with high link availability,” said Wahlberg. “All footprints will be steerable so it can be moved into the areas of need rather than to have fixed coverage.”

Ovzon’s service enables Mobile Satellite Sized-terminals (MSS), about the size of a laptop, with high data rates at a low cost, explained Wahlberg. Once the Ovzon satellites are operational, the company expects to see significantly increased performance with greater strategic coverage achieved through the steerable beams. It will also have the addition of new features to fulfill important customer requirements as well as a single hop, small-to-small terminal including an advanced On-Board Processor (OBP) that the company is currently developing. Once integrated, the OBP will also route traffic, lower latency and reduce the need of bandwidth.
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Customers needing mobility can easily be found spanning all segments, said Wahlberg, but the company will keep its focus heavily on government applications.
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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : NET late 2020
« Reply #7 on: 12/17/2018 12:55 pm »
https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/1074653025736814592
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Swedish fixed/mobile satellite Ku-band broadband provider @OvzonAB contracts with @MaxarTech @sslmda to build GEO-orbit Ovzon-3, the co's 1st owned satellite, pending financing. Ovzon contracted @SpaceX Falcon Heavy earlier this year for 2020/2021 launch.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : NET late 2020
« Reply #8 on: 12/17/2018 12:59 pm »
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Ovzon signs manufacturing contract for the first satellite as part of its global deployment plan
December 17, 2018

Ovzon has signed a contract with SSL, a Maxar Technologies company, and leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, for the manufacturing of the company´s first GEO satellite. The total investment for the satellite (Ovzon-3) including manufacturing, launch, financing and insurance is estimated to approximately SEK 1.5 billion.

The satellite features a central On-Board Processor (OBP), developed by Ovzon and already in manufacturing by a third party, tied to high performance steerable beams. With the new satellite, Ovzon will significantly increase the performance and coverage area of its existing service. The satellite is expected to be completed in 2021 and the launch period with SpaceX has been adjusted accordingly.

“We are very pleased to be able to announce the signed satellite manufacturing contract with SSL. In addition to the significantly increased performance and coverage areas, the satellite will also enable new functionality such as single hop communication between very small terminals and will be a powerful future-proof tool to meet challenging communications requirements. We now continue to strive to further revolutionize mobile broadband via satellite by offering the highest bandwidth through the smallest terminals”, comments Per Wahlberg, CEO of Ovzon.

“Our collaboration with Ovzon underscores the demand for a new class of communication satellite that is flexible, affordable and highly advanced” said Dario Zamarian, Group President of SSL. ”SSL brings the innovation and heritage required to help Ovzon deliver a new class of mobile broadband service to its customers.” 

The contract is conditional on Ovzon raising financing.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : NET late 2020
« Reply #9 on: 12/17/2018 03:10 pm »
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Ovzon signs manufacturing contract for the first satellite as part of its global deployment plan
December 17, 2018

Ovzon has signed a contract with SSL, a Maxar Technologies company, and leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, for the manufacturing of the company´s first GEO satellite. The total investment for the satellite (Ovzon-3) including manufacturing, launch, financing and insurance is estimated to approximately SEK 1.5 billion.

For context, that SEK 1.5 billion equals $166 million.  So extremely economical for a GEO sat.  It seems unlikely to be the only payload on the flight.
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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : 2021
« Reply #10 on: 12/17/2018 05:57 pm »
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Ovzon signs manufacturing contract for the first satellite as part of its global deployment plan
December 17, 2018

Ovzon has signed a contract with SSL, a Maxar Technologies company, and leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, for the manufacturing of the company´s first GEO satellite. The total investment for the satellite (Ovzon-3) including manufacturing, launch, financing and insurance is estimated to approximately SEK 1.5 billion.

For context, that SEK 1.5 billion equals $166 million.  So extremely economical for a GEO sat.  It seems unlikely to be the only payload on the flight.

Yet it is scheduled to launch on a Heavy
Low cost but massive argues against ride sharing. IMO
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : 2021
« Reply #11 on: 12/17/2018 06:08 pm »
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Ovzon signs manufacturing contract for the first satellite as part of its global deployment plan
December 17, 2018

Ovzon has signed a contract with SSL, a Maxar Technologies company, and leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, for the manufacturing of the company´s first GEO satellite. The total investment for the satellite (Ovzon-3) including manufacturing, launch, financing and insurance is estimated to approximately SEK 1.5 billion.

For context, that SEK 1.5 billion equals $166 million.  So extremely economical for a GEO sat.  It seems unlikely to be the only payload on the flight.

Yet it is scheduled to launch on a Heavy
Low cost but massive argues against ride sharing. IMO

Who said anything about massive?  It's probably a small to mid-size all electric bird, using FH to get to GEO would save months of time getting it to the final orbit.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : 2021
« Reply #12 on: 12/17/2018 07:59 pm »
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Ovzon signs manufacturing contract for the first satellite as part of its global deployment plan
December 17, 2018

Ovzon has signed a contract with SSL, a Maxar Technologies company, and leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, for the manufacturing of the company´s first GEO satellite. The total investment for the satellite (Ovzon-3) including manufacturing, launch, financing and insurance is estimated to approximately SEK 1.5 billion.

For context, that SEK 1.5 billion equals $166 million.  So extremely economical for a GEO sat.  It seems unlikely to be the only payload on the flight.

Yet it is scheduled to launch on a Heavy
Low cost but massive argues against ride sharing. IMO

Who said anything about massive?  It's probably a small to mid-size all electric bird, using FH to get to GEO would save months of time getting it to the final orbit.
SSL-1300 Configuration per graphic posted on Ovzons Website: https://www.ovzon.com/en/

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : 2021
« Reply #13 on: 12/17/2018 08:27 pm »
SSL-1300 Configuration per graphic posted on Ovzons Website: https://www.ovzon.com/en/

It does not really look like a SSL-1300. It is likely a generic illustration. SSL-1300 has never used 5 panel array arranged in a row, these were always in cruciform shape.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : 2021
« Reply #14 on: 12/17/2018 08:32 pm »
SSL-1300 Configuration per graphic posted on Ovzons Website: https://www.ovzon.com/en/

It does not really look like a SSL-1300. It is likely a generic illustration. SSL-1300 has never used 5 panel array arranged in a row, these were always in cruciform shape.
It shows 4 standard panels and 1 half panel then the array boom. I guess they didn't want to cruciform with the use of half panels.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : 2021
« Reply #15 on: 12/17/2018 08:47 pm »
If it ends up being something similar in size to Eutelsat 7C that is 3.5 tons, would leave plenty of capacity for a rideshare if they were trying to save money.  (I don't know why they'd choose to launch on FH if the sat isn't electric propulsion.)

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : 2021
« Reply #16 on: 12/18/2018 05:56 pm »
https://twitter.com/CHenry_SN/status/1075083384593022983
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According to this press release from @sslmda, the spacecraft @OvzonAB ordered for a @SpaceX Falcon Heavy mission is a "GEO SmallSat." Hard to imagine Ovzon won't be sharing that ride with one, if not several passengers given the size of the rocket.

Maxar's SSL Awarded Contract to Provide GEO SmallSat for Mobile Broadband Company
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December 18, 2018
SSL expands offerings with innovative geostationary satellite for Ovzon's high performance network

PALO ALTO, CA, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - SSL, a Maxar Technologies company (NYSE: MAXR) (TSX: MAXR), and a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, 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.

"Our focus on growth opportunities for medium and small-size satellites is building momentum," said Dario Zamarian, Group President of SSL. "This collaboration with Ovzon demonstrates the demand for a new class of communication satellite, and SSL is very well positioned in this market."

"Ovzon selected SSL to manufacture our first satellite because of the company's market leading position and its commitment to innovation, reliability, and agility," said Per Wahlberg, Chief Executive Officer of Ovzon. "This satellite will enable us to provide extremely versatile mobile broadband capabilities to customers on highly mobile platforms, such as small aircraft, vehicles, and UAVs."

SSL is leveraging its long history of technology innovation in both communications and Earth observation markets by providing cost-effective, high-capacity solutions. 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. 

Ovzon previously announced that the satellite will launch aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy. To maximize its usable capacity, the satellite will include a flexible payload based on a customer furnished processor integrated into the SSL architecture.
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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : 2021
« Reply #17 on: 12/18/2018 07:10 pm »
Good news for SSL, as Maxar had been talking about divestment or even dissolving them and getting out of the GEO business. Hopefully this will keep them going.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : 2021
« Reply #18 on: 12/26/2018 12:47 pm »
SpaceX's manifest page (https://www.spacex.com/missions) does not show this mission. Did it show it in the past?

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Re: SpaceX FH : Ovzon-3 : 2021
« Reply #19 on: 12/26/2018 02:34 pm »
SpaceX's manifest page (https://www.spacex.com/missions) does not show this mission. Did it show it in the past?

It hasn't shown up there yet.  That list isn't updated very often.  The Ovzon contract also may still be more of an option until Ovzon gets their financing in order and finalizes the satellite purchase.

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