SSL has built five satellites for AsiaSat, one of the leading satellite operators in Asia. AsiaSat serves over two-thirds of the world's population with both broadcast and telecommunications services. AsiaSat 9, pictured here was built by SSL and will launch in fall 2017.
SSL was selected to provide a next-generation satellite constellation for high-resolution Earth imaging to DigitalGlobe, the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet. Called WorldView Legion, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites will more than double DigitalGlobe’s high-resolution capacity in important regions.
“SSL recognized the need to meet the evolving requirements of our customers,” said Dr. Walter Scott, DigitalGlobe Founder, EVP, and CTO. “The team at SSL worked closely with us to provide an innovative and flexible design that will yield exceptional performance, value, and reliability. WorldView Legion will provide our customers with even greater insights into global events of significance, allowing them to make critical decisions with confidence when time is of the essence.”
SSL has provided more than 50 satellites to Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat 36, pictured here, was built by SSL and launched in August 2016 and is used for direct-to-home television services in Sub-Saharan Africa and television program distribution services in South Asia.
SSL has been building satellites for Eutelsat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, since 2010. The companies have worked together to advance technologies and in 2016 performed a demonstration of transmissions in Extremely High Frequencies (EHF) using an experimental payload flown into space on the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite. The SSL built satellite, pictured here, is used for broadcast and broadband services in Brazil and across Latin America.
SSL is working with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop advanced capabilities for servicing and maintaining spacecraft in geostationary orbit. DARPA’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program is the foundation of a new business for SSL that will serve both commercial and government operators with repair, upgrade, relocation, and refueling of on-orbit assets.
SSL is working with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to build a spacecraft that will use robotics to grasp, refuel, and relocate an existing U.S. government satellite already in LEO orbit with the goal of demonstrating tools, technologies, and techniques that can be implemented on future government and commercial missions.
SSL is working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to support Principal Investigator Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton, director of Arizona State University’s (ASU) School of Earth and Space Exploration to provide a spacecraft platform for a NASA Discovery Mission to explore the metallic asteroid 16 Psyche. The mission is designed to research the 210 km diameter asteroid, which is believed to be the only place in the solar system where a metal planetary core can be studied. As the industrial partner, SSL is providing the “power-propulsion chassis,” a highly capable composite structure spacecraft platform equipped with a high-power solar electric propulsion (SEP) system.
SSL designed and built two satellites for Embratel Star One. Star One D1 provides a range of services in Latin America including high-speed communications and television broadcast.
SSL worked with Hughes to design and build EchoStar XIX, one of the world’s highest capacity broadband satellites, which helps meet the demand for high-speed Internet for consumers and small businesses in North America.
SSL built two Ka-band, high throughput broadband satellites for Australia’s national broadband network (nbn™). The satellites provide coverage to more than 400,000 Australians in some of the most remote places in Australia, as well as its coastal islands and external territories including Norfolk Island, Cocos Island, Christmas Island, and Macquarie Island in the Antarctic. Sky Muster II, pictured here, was built by SSL and launched in October 2016.
SSL has been building satellites for the HISPASAT Group since 2008. The company is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. Amazonas 5, pictured here, was built by SSL and will launch in fall 2017.
SSL designed and built the BSAT-4a satellite, for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT), a leading broadcasting satellite operator in Japan. The satellite, which provides Direct-to-Home (DTH) television service in Japan will be launched in fall 2017.
SSL has a long standing relationship with Telesat, one of the world’s top satellite operators, and has provided multiple satellites for its fleet which provides reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Anik G1, pictured here, was built by SSL and is used for direct-to-home television services in Canada, as well as broadband, voice, data, and video services in South America. It was also the first commercial satellite with substantial X-band coverage of the Pacific including Hawaii.
SSL has built more than a dozen satellites for EchoStar and its affiliates, including the high capacity EchoStar XIX satellite for HughesNet® high-speed satellite Internet service in North America and EchoStar XVIII for DISH Network, both were successfully launched in 2016. EchoStar XXI, pictured here, was built by SSL for EchoStar and launched in June 2017. Capacity on EchoStar XXI will be used by EchoStar subsidiary EchoStar Mobile Limited, enabling reliable, IP-based MSS connectivity for voice and data throughout Europe.