Flexible satellites for government and commercial operators

Boeing builds adaptable satellites to meet changing business cases and fulfill even the most demanding missions. We’re well into our sixth decade of providing advanced space and communications systems for military, commercial and scientific uses. Boeing satellites reliably deliver digital communications, mobile communications, broadband internet connectivity, telephone calls, television programming and direct-to-home entertainment around the world.

Our flagship satellite model, the Boeing 702, is a powerful, scalable product line offering flexible designs that can operate in the geosynchronous, medium-Earth or low-Earth orbital planes. More than 50 have been launched to date. Our newest version is the 702X.

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Commercial Satellites

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Building the Future of Connectivity Together

Boeing Commercial Satellites designs and sells communications satellites and payloads for commercial telecommunications, broadband, scientific and environmental applications. Boeing-built spacecraft routinely relay digital communications, mobile communications, internet connectivity, telephone calls, video conferences, television programming and direct-to-home entertainment.

Programs include O3b mPOWER, an eleven-satellite MEO constellation that will provide high-performance low-latency data communications to telcos, MNOs, governments, enterprises, aero fleets, cruise lines and other network service providers globally, covering 96% of the earth’s population and four-fifths of the earth’s surface; and JCSAT-18/Kacific1, a single satellite with two distinct payloads that will improve mobile and broadband services in the Asia-Pacific region and provide high-speed broadband internet to more than 25 countries in South East Asia and the Pacific.

Satellite Services

Boeing Commercial Satellite Services (BCSS) delivers satellite communications to our partners operating on land, sea, and in air. We offer secure, scalable, military-grade solutions that are flexible and responsive to demanding, dynamic mission needs.

    Government Satellites

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    Protecting What Matters

    Boeing Government Satellite Systems delivers the company’s major satellite and ground solutions for military and civil communications, intelligence, national defense and other classified programs.  

    Programs include the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system comprising the U.S. Department of Defense’s highest-capacity military communications satellites; Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF block of satellites, which are now providing advanced navigation services to modernize the constellation; and six NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellites. Boeing also provided the Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) system, the only space-based sensor in the U.S. Air Force Space Surveillance Network with the ability to detect distant space objects regardless of weather, atmosphere or time of day.

    These systems supply communications and position, navigation and timing technology for domestic and international customers and meet many of the military and civil space system requirements of the U.S. government.

    In addition, Boeing is the prime contractor for the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, the newest and most advanced unmanned re-entry spacecraft used by the U.S. Air Force to perform risk-reduction and experimentation for reusable space vehicle technologies.


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      Ryan Reid

      Boeing Appoints Reid to Lead Commercial Satellites

      May 24, 2021 in Space

      The Boeing Company has named Ryan Reid as president of Commercial Satellite Systems International.

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      3 D rendered satellites in orbit

      5G Fast

      February 23, 2021 in Space

      Boeing satellites complete successful Critical Design Review, promising enhanced connectivity to customer network.

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      Driving an environmental legacy

      Driving an environmental legacy

      April 20, 2021 in Space

      Spectrolab facilities director leads team to nine environmental awards in seven years.

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      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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      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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