The most advanced mobile communications satellite diversifies and strengthens communication infrastructure.
FREMONT, CA: A global security and aerospace company, Lockheed Martin, has launched the third satellite based on the modernized LM 2100™ bus. This advanced mobile communications satellite was launched from Guiana Space Center in French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket, traveling to its transfer orbit for a series of in-orbit tests before operations are delivered over to Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation. JCSAT-17 will offer flexible mobile communications services to users in Japan and the surrounding region. JCSAT-17 is an innovative Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) communications satellite that is built on the modernized LM 2100. The MSS includes 26 innovations that make the satellite more flexible, robust, and versatile in orbit.
The satellite's payload incorporates S-band and C-band transponders with a flexible processor with an 18m mesh reflector. It enables assured communications continuity during high-volume events. The satellite also features robust Ku-band connectivity. Beginning with NSAT-110, JCSAT-9 via JCSAT-13, and JCSAT-110R, JCSAT-17 is the eighth satellite built by Lockheed Martin for SJC. The new satellite will boost and diversify the communication infrastructure, by adding innovative options for mobility, bandwidth where it's required, and reliable connections.
Lockheed Martin is a security company engaged in the integration, manufacturing, research, development, and sustainment of advanced technology systems and products. The company offers a range of engineering, management, scientific, technical, logistic, and information services. Lockheed Martin's mission is to solve complicated challenges, further scientific discovery, and deliver innovative solutions to help its clients keep people safe. Lockheed Martin aspires to be the global pioneer in supporting its consumers' missions, strengthening security, and enhancing scientific discovery. Lockheed Martin's operating units are organized into extensive business areas, which are aeronautics, rotary and mission systems, missiles and fire control, and space.