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Ovzon Books a Direct-to-GEO Falcon Heavy Flight

In an important step towards growing its satellite service offering, Ovzon has entered into an agreement with SpaceX for launch of Ovzon’s first GEO satellite. The launch is expected to take place no earlier than Q4 2020. The next step for the company is to finalize the procurement of the satellites.

“We are honored that Ovzon has chosen SpaceX to launch the first of its satellites,” said SpaceX’s President and COO, Gwynne Shotwell. “We look forward to working closely on the execution of this important direct-to-GEO mission.”

Good news for SpaceX and Falcon Heavy, but I still haven’t figured this one out. How did a company that has yet to finalize procurement of a satellite decide that a direct-to-GEO mission was right for them and their payload?