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    2. Boeing

      A Satellite Family

      Boeing introduced the 702 spacecraft family in 1995, and today more than two dozen are flying, with over a dozen more currently in production. The powerful, scalable 702 product line offers flexible designs and can support payload power ranges from 3 kilowatts up to more than 25 kilowatts to meet the needs of customers seeking satellites in wide power ranges. When the space mission calls for smaller satellite solutions, Millennium Space Systems delivers full service, end-to-end solutions to meet demanding national security requirements.



      Technical Specifications

      Year of introduction 1997 First customer PanAmSat Corporation
      First launch 1999 Power >12 kilowatts
      Payload Mass 600 to 1620 kilograms Spacecraft Mass at launch 5400 to 5900 kilograms
      Year of introduction 2009 First customer Intelsat
      First launch 2012 Power 6 to 12 kilowatts
      Payload Mass 300 to 650 kilograms Spacecraft Mass at launch 5800 to 6100 kilograms
      Year of introduction 2012 First customer Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and Satmex (joint procurement)
      First launch 2015 Power 3 to 8 kilowatts
      Payload Mass 200 to 680 kilograms Spacecraft Mass at launch 1500 to 2000 kilograms
      Year of introduction 1997 First customer MEXSAT
      Power 8 to 10 kilowatts Payload Mass 1250 to 1480 kilograms
      Spacecraft Mass at launch 1500 to 2000 kilograms    

      Feature Stories

      The Flight Before the Launch

      The Flight Before the Launch

      March 16, 2017 in Space, Defense

      Watch One Boeing at work as a C-17 Globemaster shuttles a WGS satellite from California to Florida prior to a launch into space on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket.

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      The Military Satellite That Avoids Jams and Secures Comms

      The Military Satellite That Avoids Jams and Secures Comms

      November 14, 2016 in Innovation, Space

      Wideband Global SATCOM is the backbone of the US military's communications. With software upgrades for higher bandwidth and powerful anti-jamming, they're more resilient than ever before.

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      702SP Satellite

      Stacked Satellites Tested for the Rigors of Space

      January 26, 2015 in Space

      New product line, new patent: Boeing completes first-ever stack and test of the world’s first all-electric propulsion satellites.

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      TDRS-L Transport at LAX

      A Satellite's Journey Coast to Coast

      December 12, 2013 in Space

      The second of three Tracking and Data Relay Satellites moves out of Boeing’s satellite factory in El Segundo, Calif., bound for Cape Canaveral, Fla., in preparation for launch.

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      Small Satellites, Big Future

      April 8, 2013 in Space

      Boeing is developing a family of small satellite prototypes that can quickly and affordably be manufactured and configured.

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      GPS IIF

      4th Boeing GPS IIF Space Vehicle Arrives at Florida Launch Site

      February 28, 2013 in Space

      GPS satellites circle Earth at a distance of 11,000 nautical miles. But one of the most important steps they take can be measured in single numbers.

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      Boeing illustration

      Building A Better GPS

      January 10, 2013 in Space

      As the number of GPS devices increases globally, so does our dependence on GPS, but satellites wear out. Bringing innovations from their airplane assembly lines to GPS production, Boeing is helping to make GPS service available wherever, whenever you need it.

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      Boeing has had more than 50 customers in 20 countries for its satellite programs. Corporations and countries have invested in the 702 family’s capabilities, fitting each satellite with the modular components that they need to turn a profit or keep the warfighter safe and informed on the battlefield.

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      Launch Schedule

      Satellite Model Owner Launch Date Launch Vehicle
      JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 702 SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and Kacific Broadband Satellites 2019 TBD
      Silkwave-1 702 NYBB TBD TBD
      SkyTerra 2 702HP LightSquared TBD TBD
      Viasat-3 702 Viasat Inc. TBD TBD

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