Welcome to SSL


SSL Delivers Next-Generation Spacecraft and Communications Systems.

SSL is a global leader in integrated space technologies, delivering advanced systems for communications, exploration, data gathering, and next-generation services. Based in the U.S., the company designs and manufactures innovative spacecraft and space-related systems with an advanced product line that includes high-power geostationary satellites, state-of-the-art small satellites, and sophisticated robotics and automation solutions for remote operations.

SSL has built more geostationary communications satellites on orbit today than any other manufacturer. This includes spacecraft for services such as direct-to-home television, video content distribution, broadband internet, and mobile communications— the technologies billions of people use every day. SSL also offers highly sophisticated in-orbit servicing for government and commercial satellites and end-to-end solutions for observing the Earth and rapidly translating vast quantities of data into answers.

In addition to delivering the world’s most popular spacecraft platforms, SSL is ready to help organizations ranging from start-ups to U.S. government agencies with a broad range of services based on many years of experience with design, engineering, materials, testing, and affordable access to space.

We want to hear about your most pressing challenges and how we can help bring you success!

You know the old saying, “the sky’s the limit”? Here at SSL, we’re proving that wrong every day.


SSL Overview

  • More GEOs currently on orbit than any other manufacturer
  • Based in the heart of Silicon Valley
  • Decades of hosted payload experience
  • Over 270+ satellites launched
  • Over 80+ GEO satellites currently on-orbit
  • Over 2200+ on-orbit years experience
  • Heritage of performance and reliability since 1957
  • Leader in putting broadband capacity (HTS) in space
  • SSL’s robust product line supports US Government missions
  • SSL provides innovative LEOs and cost effective manufacturing


SSL & MDA Offices

 


Affiliated Companies


MDA Corporation MDA Information Systems MDA US Systems