Discover how Maxar Space Infrastructure and Earth Intelligence capabilities help customers unlock new possibilities for a better world.

Making history in space

Providing Reliable Delivery of SiriusXM Audio Entertainment

Built by Maxar, SXM-8 features the 1300-class platform, the leading spacecraft platform for communications satellites. The high-power broadcasting satellite is more than twice as big and powerful as the first-generation SiriusXM constellation built by Maxar. SXM-8 joins more than 80 Maxar-built satellites currently on orbit.

How Maxar Robotics Will Enable a Historic Mars Mission

NASA's Perseverance rover, which features the sixth robotic arm built by Maxar, will search for signs of livable conditions and microbial life from the ancient past. As Perseverance explores, the Maxar-built Sample Handling Assembly robotic arm will manipulate, assess, encapsulate, store and release collected Martian soil and rock samples.

Leading the way for lunar robotics

As part of the Artemis program to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon by 2024 in preparation for a human mission to Mars, NASA has selected Maxar to provide a robotic arm for SAMPLR, which will head to Earth’s moon to acquire samples of lunar regolith. Separately, NASA’s New Frontiers mission will explore Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, using a flying drone with Maxar-built cameras.

Explore Maxar at work in space

Embark on an interactive journey from Earth to the Moon and Mars with Maxar. Explore groundbreaking missions and space technology of the past, present, and future through 3D models, photo galleries, and more.

Maxar and the Moon: From Apollo to Artemis

As we raise a toast to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and the incredible crew who helped put man on the Moon, we also salute the pioneering aerospace engineers and scientists of Maxar’s past who built the infrastructure that made it all possible.

What's in the air we breathe?

Maxar will integrate and fly NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument on a 1300-class satellite in geostationary (GEO) orbit. TEMPO will be the first space-based instrument to provide hourly monitoring of major air pollutants during the daytime across the North American continent at high spatial resolution.

SmallSats at Scale

A stacked panel at this year’s Small Satellite Conference discussed the pros, cons, and hopes for the future of smallsat constellations and the artificial intelligence that will help agencies manage them. The biggest concern: cost.

Seven facts about Maxar's Space Infrastructure legacy

Take a look at Maxar’s long and successful history—62 years―of building and integrating innovative spacecraft and space-based technologies, including robotics, to enable global communication, space exploration and on-orbit servicing.

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