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Boeing Satellites

Overview

Thuraya-2, 3 satellite animation (Neg#: 01PR-01515) Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems (S&IS) is the world's leading manufacturer of geostationary satellites. The factory, known as the Satellite Development Center, (SDC) is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif. Boeing manufactures the body-stabilized Boeing 601 satellite and the body-stabilized Boeing 702HP, the world's most powerful communications satellite, the Boeing 702MP, an evolution of the 702HP that operates in the mid-power ranges of 6 to 12 kilowatts, two lines of satellites designed to support mobile communications, and a series of weather satellites, global positioning satellites and military communications satellites. At any given time more than two dozen of these powerful spacecraft are in varying stages of production.

Within the SDC factory, talented people create innovative space-based solutions that link, protect, and transform the world. Satellites designed here are manufactured, tested, and readied for shipment in the Integration and Test Complex (ITC). Encompassing approximately 1 million square feet, this state-of-the-art facility is the largest dedicated satellite factory in the world.

Boeing's satellite experts continue to pioneer technologies and to discover new applications for a wide variety of systems that make a difference in our world today and create possibilities for tomorrow. We are committed to expanding knowledge of and appreciation for commercial, civil, and military space activities.