Lockheed Martin is at the forefront of the space-based telecommunications revolution. Leading the way is our A2100, one of the most powerful flight-proven commercial spacecraft currently available. 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.
The Versatile A2100 Spacecraft Family
Built for performance and versatility. The A2100 design is highly modular at the subsystem and component levels, and our broad inventory of fully qualified standard components allows a “configure to order” approach that eliminates costly reengineering. The A2100 design also features a major
reduction in parts—simplifying construction, increasing on-orbit
reliability and reducing weight and cost. Lightweight all-compositematerials increase strength, minimize thermal distortions and reduce launch costs. Manufacturing A2100 spacecraft occurs in the LockheedMartin Commercial
Satellite Center. With co-located assembly and test facilities, the center was specifically designed to dramatically cut A2100 production cycles.
Heir to innovation. The A2100 is the culmination of more than 40 years of LockheedMartin investment in innovation. Since Satcom 1, our first three axis-stabilized geosynchonous satellite, we have built and launched more than 900 satellites.We continue to invest in enabling technologies such as high-density electronics to increase power capability, advanced antennas to increase payload communications capacity and more efficient propulsion systems for increased orbital efficiency and reduced launch cost. Systems currently in production or under development will use A2100 satellites to provide advanced services such as video on demand, video teleconferencing, telemedicine, highspeed-internet access and multimedia services.