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Maxar Space Systems has been at the forefront of space innovation, from building infrastructure to power people to the moon to launching the world’s largest commercial satellite, we deliver comprehensive space hardware solutions.
Maxar Space Systems stands up as a separate business.
Maxar Space Systems launches the world’s largest commercial communications satellite for Hughes Network Systems.
Maxar is selected by NASA to develop the first element of its lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element.
MDA acquires DigitalGlobe and forms Maxar Technologies made up of four business units—MDA, SSL, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions.
SSL is selected to provide a spacecraft platform for a NASA Discovery Mission to explore the metallic asteroid 16 Psyche, the first mission to an all-metal world.
SSL is selected to provide a LEO spacecraft for NASA’s Restore-L on-orbit servicing mission.
Space Systems/Loral launches the world's first true high-throughput satellite designed to provide broadband services throughout 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific region for Shin Satellite Plc of Thailand.
Ford Aerospace launches Superbird-A or Superbird-1, its first 1300 satellite for Japan’s Space Communications Corporation
The first 3-axis communications satellite launches, built by Ford Aerospace for the Indian Space Research Organisation
Two NASA exploration spacecrafts with Ford Aerospace-built, high-gain antennas on board successfully launch.
First geostationary meteorologic satellite is launched for NASA.
Philco-Ford designs and develops NASA facility in Houston for the Gemini and Apollo missions.
Ford Motor Company purchases Philco, establishing Philco-Ford, which later becomes Space Systems/Loral in 1990, then SSL, before merging into Maxar.
Philco builds the world’s first active repeater satellite.
Western Development Laboratories division of Philco is formed, the first business established that would eventually become Maxar.