SSL (Space Systems/Loral) is a provider of commercial satellites and spacecraft systems. It supports satellite operators and space-related missions. The company designs and manufactures spacecraft for services such as direct-to-home television, video content distribution, broadband Internet, mobile communications, and Earth observation.

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Parent CompanyMaxar
HQPalo Alto, CA, US
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
SSL was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, US

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Key People/Management at SSL

Megan Fitzgerald

Megan Fitzgerald

Senior Vice President, Space Programs Delivery
Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Senior Vice President, Space Programs Delivery
Dan Nord

Dan Nord

Senior Vice President, Chief Product Officer
Paul Estey

Paul Estey

Chief Operating Officer
Mouctar Diallo

Mouctar Diallo

Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Panayiotis Theophanous

Panayiotis Theophanous

Vice President Marketing and Sales
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SSL Office Locations

SSL has offices in Palo Alto, Boulder, Houston and Pasadena
Palo Alto, CA, US (HQ)
3825 Fabian Way
Boulder, CO, US
4735 Walnut St Suite G
Houston, TX, US
1300 Hercules Ave #210
Pasadena, CA, US
1250 Lincoln Ave #100
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SSL Financials and Metrics

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$4 m


In total, SSL had raised $4 m. SSL is a subsidiary of Maxar

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On-orbit Years

2.2 k2.2 k
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SSL News and Updates

Maxar's SSL selected to define next-generation secure satellite communications for the U.S. Air Force

SSL will develop antenna subsystem prototypes in support of U.S. leadership in space and national defense requirements HERNDON, VA, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - SSL, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), and a leading...

SSL to develop antenna subsystems for U.S. Air Force

SSL, a company known for building communications satellites and spacecraft systems, will help the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center define its next generation of protected military communications, the Maxar Technologies company announced Aug. 16.

Global Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certification Industry Research Report, Growth Trends and Competitive Analysis 2018-2025

This report studies the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certification market size by players, regions, product types and end industries, history data 2013-2017 and forecast data 2018-2025. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Maxar's SSL expands scope of work for NASA asteroid exploration mission Psyche

SSL selected to provide critical flight system component for Psyche Mission, which will reveal the mysteries of the only all-metal body known in our solar system HERNDON, VA, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - SSL, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.)...

SSL strategy chief says small satellites will enhance work of huge government spacecraft

In the coming years, defense and intelligence agencies will rely on small satellites to enhance the capabilities of large government-owned and -operated spacecraft.

DomainTools Releases New Integration with Maltego for Streamlined Incident Response

SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DomainTools, a leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence, today announced a new integration with Maltego delivered via the latest Iris Investigate API. This comprehensive integration creates a seamless view of data to provide an...
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SSL Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was SSL founded?

    SSL was founded in 1957.

  • Who are SSL key executives?

    SSL's key executives are Megan Fitzgerald, Chris Johnson and Dan Nord.

  • How many employees does SSL have?

    SSL has 1,747 employees.

  • Who are SSL competitors?

    Competitors of SSL include ASTRA, China Spacesat and Planet Labs.

  • Where is SSL headquarters?

    SSL headquarters is located at 3825 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

  • Where are SSL offices?

    SSL has offices in Palo Alto, Boulder, Houston and Pasadena.

  • How many offices does SSL have?

    SSL has 4 offices.