Arianespace's offer to launch aboard an Ariane 5 in 2021 prompted Ovzon to terminate an agreement to launch its first satellite on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy. The Swedish company announced the move to Ariane 5 in a profit report this week. It was said that it had "recently commissioned Arianespace to launch our satellite in 2021".
Ovzon added, "With that we have abandoned the provisional agreements we had." a more attractive launch offer from Arianspace.
He said, "It's not political or anything like that, it's not that we do not trust SpaceX.
"It's just that we could get a better deal in terms of cost and time, and so on from Ariane at that time. "
Ovzon announced its agreement with Falcon Heavy in October 201
Mr. Wahlberg said in October: The first Ovzon satellite is an important and exciting step for our company.
"SpaceX provided a very competitive solution with the Falcon Heavy launch vehicle, allowing us to access space in a timely and reliable manner."
René Ovzon & # 39; The agreement with SpaceX was preliminary.
ONLY IN: UAE spy satellite deviates from course before plummeting into the Atlantic The company said it had planned several satellites for global coverage to return to SpaceX for future missions.
He said, "The next time we use SpaceX, we think they also had a very good offer, but Ariane's offer was better at that point in time."
He declined to say what made Arianespace's offer more attractive than SpaceX's.
Ovzon currently uses leased capacity from other satellite operators to provide connectivity services to the Intelsat-39 satellite.
He was started on an Ariane 5 earlier this month.
Intelsat has signed an agreement with Ovzon on the use of Ovzon-3's capacity after its launch
Hispasat, a Spanish operator, has also reached an agreement with Ovzon to jointly offer portable broadband products that will match its satellite capacity Use floor technology from Ovzon.