Arianespace's proposal to launch Ariane 5 on 2021 on board prompted Ovzon to leave a launch agreement for its first fully owned SpaceX Falcon Heavy satellite. The Swedish company announced the move to Ariane 5 in a earnings report this week. It says that "it recently contracted with Arianespace to launch our satellite in 2021."
Ovzon added, "So we left the preliminary agreements we had."
In an interview with SpaceNews, Ovzon CEO Magnus Rene said the company had received a more attractive startup offer from Arianspace.
He said, "It's nothing political or anything like that, not that we don't trust SpaceX.
"We can just get a better deal on price and time and so on from Ariane at that time. ”
Ovzon announced its Falcon Heavy agreement in October 201
Mr Wahlberg said in October: 'Negotiating the launch provider of our first Ovzon satellite is an important and exciting step for our company.
"SpaceX has offered a very competitive solution with the Falcon Heavy rocket, which will provide us with timely and reliable access to space."
Mr. René said Ovzon "The agreement with SpaceX was indicative.
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There is no suggestion that switching vehicles will change any schedule.
Mr René claims that the company provides multiple satellites for global coverage, so can return to SpaceX for future missions.
He said, "Next time, k Gatto can use SpaceX, believe that they have a very good offer, but Ariane proposal at this time is better "
He declined to say what specifically made the offer of Arianespace more attractive by SpaceX.
Ovzon is currently using leased capacity from other satellite operators to provide connectivity services.
The company signed an agreement with Intelsat in April to use the capacity of the Intelsat-39 satellite.
Started earlier this month on Ariane 5.
Intelsat has agreed with Ovzon £ 46 million to use the capacity of Ovzon-3 after its launch.
Hispasat, a Spanish operator, also has an agreement with Ovzon to jointly offer portable broadband products that use its satellite capacity with Ovzon terrestrial technology.