SSL contracted to provide Low Earth Orbit satellite

April 28, 2016
PALO ALTO, Calif., 28 April 2016. Space Systems Loral (SSL), a provider of commercial satellites, won a contract to provide a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite to an undisclosed customer. SSL personnel will build, launch, and operate the satellite on orbit. 

PALO ALTO, Calif., 28 April 2016. Space Systems Loral (SSL), a provider of commercial satellites, won a contract to provide a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite to an undisclosed customer. SSL personnel will build, launch, and operate the satellite on orbit.

"Our production of innovative small satellites is growing in both size and diversity," SSL President John Celli explains.

SSL's manufacturing facility for small satellite production provides lower cost and faster production time than has been typical for satellite manufacturing in the past, according to company officials. With this contract award, SSL now has 21 LEO satellites under construction.

Space Systems Loral (SSL) is a provider of commercial satellites with broad expertise to support satellite operators and innovative space related missions. The company designs and manufactures spacecraft for services such as direct-to-home television, video content distribution, broadband Internet, mobile communications, and Earth observation. SSL's product line also includes small satellites and sophisticated robotics and automation solutions for remote operations. For more information, visit

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