Boeing’s heritage of flexible digital payload innovations continues with the 702X. This family of software-defined satellites was introduced in 2019 to deliver greater capabilities to customers and their end users. The 702X meets customers’ demands for smaller, more quickly built satellites that provide increased capability, flexibility, performance and improved long-term profitability. Based upon our pioneering effort for SES’s O3b mPOWER MEO system, the 702X combines Boeing’s most advanced digital payload with transformational manufacturing technologies and innovative resource management techniques. With these satellites, operators can reprogram payloads from the ground and reallocate resources on the fly. Boeing’s 702X portfolio is ready today with less risk, thanks to specification and configuration options that allow operators to adapt to changing business or mission plans even during the manufacturing process.
Increases revenue potential with narrow beams, high bandwidth, and high-frequency reuse.
Able to create more than 5,000 dynamically formed and steered beams with active power and bandwidth pooling.
Gives every user service at peak of beam performance by eliminating wasted energy.
Control capacity on these software-defined satellites with simple scripts, not complex algorithms, to minimize operational expenses.
Allows operators adapt to markets and maximize sellable capacity; helps commanders execute their missions.
Boeing is building eleven medium-Earth orbit (MEO) 702X satellites for SES. These state-of-the-art satellites will deliver industry leading high-throughput low-latency data services and serve as the next-generation constellation for the existing O3b MEO fleet. SES is the first and only global satellite service provider capable of transporting multiple gigabits of network traffic to virtually any location with comparable latency to fiber. SES’s next-generation O3b mPOWER satellite constellation will serve telcos, MNOs, governments, enterprises, aero fleets, cruise lines and other network service providers globally. Equipped with breakthrough 702X digital payload electronics, the new satellites will be the most powerful, flexible and scalable commercial satellites ever built; all operated by SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions.