Ovzon’s revolutionary geostationary communications satellite Ovzon 3 is targeted for launch tonight from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Press Release, Stockholm, 03 January 2024: Ovzon’s revolutionary geostationary communications satellite Ovzon 3 is targeted for launch tonight from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The 10-minute window opens at 6.04 p.m. ET (00:04 Swedish time). If needed, a back-up day is available on January 4 with a launch window opening at at 4:47pm ET (22:47 Swedish time). As always, delays can occur.
The launch broadcast will begin at approximately 5pm ET today January 3, and will be available on Ovzon’s website. The launch will also be available on www.spacex.com. In addition, Ovzon is organizing a digital pre-launch event including interviews starting at 10 am ET. Both broadcasts will be available here.
Update ~ Successful Launch of Ovzon 3
Press Release, Stockholm, 04 January 2024: Ovzon’s proprietary developed satellite Ovzon 3 has now successfully been launched from SpaceX Cape Canaveral launch site in Florida, USA. Ovzon 3 will enter into service by mid-year 2024, when it has reached its orbital position.
Ovzon 3 is a revolutionary geostationary communications satellite. It is the first in its class of communications satellites that has been specifically designed and developed to provide the highest degree of performance, mobility and resiliency – offering superior performance for all mission critical assignments.
“We are immensely proud of the fact that Ovzon 3 is the first privately funded and developed Swedish geostationary communications satellite ever to be launched. The close teamwork with our partners Maxar and SpaceX has, despite delays and unfortunate circumstances in the wake of the pandemic, come to fruition, and we are grateful to all the people working relentlessly together to design, build, finalise, and launch the satellite in the last couple of years. Nevertheless, as always when working in space many risks still remain before the satellite has entered into service. I would also, sincerely, like to express my gratitude to our long-term shareholders who have supported us in every step of this journey. We now preparing for Ovzon’s next chapter, with all the capabilities in our hands to enable our customers to fully take advantage of Ovzon’s unique SATCOM-as-a-Service solutions”, says Per Norén, CEO of Ovzon.
¤ Background: Ovzon’s SATCOM-as-a-Service meets the growing demand for global connectivity for customers with high performance and security requirements such as Defence, Emergency Services, NGOs, Media and Commercial organisations.