Ovzon has previously indicated that the launch of the Ovzon 3 satellite will occur as soon as December 2023. In coordination with launch provider SpaceX, the window has now been narrowed further with liftoff targeting no earlier than December 15, 2023.
The satellite will be launched on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. When launched, Ovzon 3 will be the first ever privately funded and developed Swedish geostationary satellite.
Ovzon 3 is a revolutionary geostationary communications satellite. It is the first in its class that has been specifically designed and developed to provide the highest degree of mobility, performance, and resiliency – offering superior performance for all mission-critical assignments.
"We are pleased to share that the final preparations and testing of our satellite have progressed according to plan, bringing us closer and closer to this historical milestone. With that said, we know that satellite launches always can be subject to unforeseen events, and we continue to be focused on the remaining part of the process before Ovzon 3 is safely launched and in orbit”, says Per Norén, CEO of Ovzon.
The launch of spacecraft is, in general, dependent on good weather conditions and other circumstances that could alter the planned launch date, sometimes by several days.
Follow the preparations for the launch and join the digital launch event here: https://www.ovzon.com/en/section/ovzon-3-launch/