Ovzon has previously indicated that the launch of the Ovzon 3 satellite was expected between late 2023 and early 2024. In coordination with launch provider SpaceX and manufacturer Maxar, the window has been narrowed down with liftoff now targeted for as soon as December 2023.

“The final assembly and testing of the satellite, in addition to the complex modeling associated with changing launch vehicles, has progressed well and according to plan in recent months. We are now moving forward with further detailed launch planning and with transportation of the satellite to the launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida. There are always some uncertainties regarding spacecraft launches that are not possible to predict, but we are now getting really close”, says Per Norén CEO of Ovzon.

Closer to the launch window, Ovzon will communicate a detailed launch date. The launch of spacecrafts is in general dependent on good weather conditions and other circumstances that could alter the planned launch date, sometimes by several days.