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Embratel’s Star One D2 satellite built by Maxar is working properly following launch

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Westminster, Colorado, July 31, 2021(BUSINESS WIRE)–Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) (TSX: MAXR), a trusted partner and innovator in Earth intelligence and space infrastructure, today announced that the Star One D2 satellite is operating properly following launch. Maxar has built this powerful communications satellite for Embratel, the largest satellite operator in Brazil and Latin America, and a business unit of Claro, a leading worldwide communications company.

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All Star One D2 reflectors are deployed while undergoing testing at the compressed antenna test range at Maxar’s manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California. Image credit: Maxar.

The Star One D2 was launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana earlier today. Shortly following launch, the satellite deployed its solar arrays and began transmitting and receiving signals from ground stations. After that, Star One D2 will start firing its main engine to begin its journey to geostationary orbit.

The Star One D2, built on Maxar’s proven 1300-class platform, is the third satellite the company has built for Embratel over the former decade. It will provide lofty-quality entertainment and information services to consumers and businesses in Latin America across multiple payloads, enabling them to expand broadband coverage to unused regions of Central and South America, provide Internet access to underserved populations and add an updated X-bandwidth for government use over the Atlantic.

“Embratel is excited to see the Star One D2 in orbit and to progress toward in-orbit testing and packed operations,” said Jose Formoso, CEO of Embratel. “Throughout this process, the Maxar team has regularly adhered to their values ​​of putting the customer’s mission first, acting with integrity and delivering an innovative and valuable product.”

“Maxar is elated of our geostationary satellite partnership with Embratel over the years,” said Chris Johnson, Maxar’s Senior Vice President of Space Program Delivery. “Our team members have completed construction of Star One D2 during the global pandemic, adding unused and unusual working conditions to preserve everyone safe. They have persevered and delivered the satellite, and we are now focusing on commissioning activities in orbit.”

About Maxar

Maxar is a trusted and innovative partner in Earth intelligence and space infrastructure. We deliver disruptive value to government and commercial clients to aid them monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet; Introducing global broadband connections; and explore and enhance the use of space. Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding with a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unparalleled speed, scale and cost-effectiveness. The 4,400 Maxar team members in more than 20 global locations are inspiring to harness the potential of space to aid our clients create a better world. Maxar is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit

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