Ovzon AB is a broadband telecommunications company that offers mobile communication services via satellite. Ovzon has offices in Stockholm in Sweden and Florida in the United States.[1]


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Ovzon was founded in 2006.

Ovzon-3 satellite

Ovzon-3 Launch

Ovzon planned to procure and launch its own communications satellite Ovzon-3 with a mass of 1500 kg,[2] which was announced on 16 October 2018.[3] The original launch contract was attributed to SpaceX for a Falcon Heavy mission no earlier than the fourth quarter of 2020. The satellite would have been delivered directly into geostationary orbit.[4]

Ovzon announced 23 August 2019 that it had ended its agreement with SpaceX and would instead launch Ovzon-3 on an Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle in 2021.[5]

Delays in satellite manufacturing led Ovzon to shift the launch back to SpaceX as the Ariane 5 approached its retirement.[2] Ovzon-3 was launched on a Falcon 9 Block 5 on 3 January 2024.[6] It is the first commercial satellite with Roll Out Solar Array that were deployed on 10 January 2024.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Ovzon 3 – makes higher data speeds and new services possible". Ovzon. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b Rainbow, Jason (3 February 2023). "Ovzon taps in SpaceX for delayed debut satellite". SpaceNews. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  3. ^ Wahlberg, Per (16 October 2018). "Ovzon signs agreement with SpaceX for first satellite launch" (Press release). Ovzon. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  4. ^ Henry, Caleb (16 October 2018). "Swedish firm buys Falcon Heavy launch". SpaceNews. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  5. ^ "SpaceX loses Falcon Heavy customer Ovzon to Arianespace". SpaceNews. 24 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  6. ^ "SpaceX Falcon 9 launches Ovzon-3 satellite, kicking off launch year at the Cape". Spaceflight Now. 3 January 2024. Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  7. ^ "Redwire Roll-Out Solar Arrays Successfully Deployed on First Commercial GEO Satellite for Maxar's Ovzon 3 Mission". www.businesswire.com. 10 January 2024. Retrieved 11 January 2024.
  8. ^ Rainbow, Jason (10 January 2024). "Ovzon 3 successfully deploys solar arrays in geostationary orbit". SpaceNews. Retrieved 11 January 2024.