What is the Lockheed Martin A2100 satellite?

Lockheed Martin, part of the space-based telecommunications revolution, offers its A2100 flight-proven commercial spacecraft. This modular geosynchronous satellite has a design life of 15 years and a flexible payload capacity ideally suited to meet the demand for commercial space systems well into the 21st century — a demand driven by growth in mobile telephony, business services, direct broadcast, internet, multimedia, and broadband services.

May 18th, 2017
Lockheed Martin, part of the space-based telecommunications revolution, offers its A2100 flight-proven commercial spacecraft. This modular geosynchronous satellite has a design life of 15 years and a flexible payload capacity ideally suited to meet the demand for commercial space systems well into the 21st century — a demand driven by growth in mobile telephony, business services, direct broadcast, internet, multimedia, and broadband services.
Lockheed Martin, part of the space-based telecommunications revolution, offers its A2100 flight-proven commercial spacecraft. This modular geosynchronous satellite has a design life of 15 years and a flexible payload capacity ideally suited to meet the demand for commercial space systems well into the 21st century — a demand driven by growth in mobile telephony, business services, direct broadcast, internet, multimedia, and broadband services.

Lockheed Martin, part of the space-based telecommunications revolution, offers its A2100 flight-proven commercial spacecraft. This modular geosynchronous satellite has a design life of 15 years and a flexible payload capacity ideally suited to meet the demand for commercial space systems well into the 21st century — a demand driven by growth in mobile telephony, business services, direct broadcast, internet, multimedia, and broadband services.

Lockheed Martin engineers have applied substantial enhancements to the A2100 satellite platform to meet current and future global communications market needs. The new A2100 technical update addresses design architecture and manufacturing processes, offering satellite operators catalog-to-order solutions that leverage common parts, subsystems, and components to meet specific customer and mission needs.

Traditional A2100 reliability and ease of operation is coupled with:

  • Lower cost and risk
  • Greater power
  • Increased flexibility
  • Reduced cycle time

The upgraded satellite is yielding lower production cost and reduced cycle time, enabling less time to orbit and quicker time to revenue generation, officials say The company's commercial and government customers will benefit from these changes by realizing the same A2100 quality and reliability, combined with improvements that deliver more performance at a lower cost.

The enhanced satellite is designed to deliver increased capacity, flexibility, and capability at lower cost and risk and applying new approaches to:

  • Product architecture
  • Engineering design
  • Sourcing strategies
  • Manufacturing process
  • Vehicle integration & test procedures

From systems engineering to integration to orbit of today’s most capable satellites for commercial and government customers, Lockheed Martin is the world’s most experienced spacecraft and payload integrator, having delivered over 800 spacecraft and more than 300 payloads in the past 50 years

As a world leader in science and technology instrument development, Lockheed Martin has delivered over 178 space instruments with 800+ years of operations.

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