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Flight-Proven Performance for 21st Century Telecommunications

A2100 Mission Versatility
14,000 High-power FSS/DBS/Internet C, Ku, Ka band

Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems is at the forefront

Power (watts)

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 centurya demand driven by growth in mobile telephony, business services, direct broadcast, internet, multimedia and broadband services.


Medium-power FSS/DBS C, Ku band AMC-14 #




Astra 1KR # #Astra 1L EchoStar VII # # Rainbow EchoStar X # Nimiq-1 #AMC-15/16 Nimiq-2# # # # EchoStar III, IV# AMC-4, -6 JCSAT-10 AMC-AP # Chinastar-1

# SIRIUS 4 # JCSAT-9 # NSS-7

ACeS Garuda-1

Reliability: Our First Priority

6,000 Telkom 1

# LMI-1 # N-SAT-110

The Versatile A2100 Spacecraft Family

4,000 Built for performance and versatility.

# Koreasat-3 # Low-power FSS # AMC-1, -2, -3

C, Ku band

Broadband, multimedia Ku, Ka, L, V band L, S band land mobile

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 partssimplifying construction, increasing on-orbit reliability and reducing weight and cost. Lightweight all-composite materials increase strength, minimize thermal distortions and reduce launch costs. Manufacturing A2100 spacecraft occurs in the Lockheed Martin 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 Lockheed Martin investment in innovation. Since Satcom 1, our first threeaxis-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 pay-

load communications capacity and more efficient propulsion systems for increased orbital efficiency and reduced launch cost. Systems currently in production or under development will use
Bus Access Panel

A2100 satellites to provide advanced services such as video on demand, video teleconferencing, telemedicine, highspeed-internet access and multimedia services.
Omni Antenna South Transponder Panel

AMC-7, -8, -10, # BSAT-3a AMC-11, -18 # # 2,000 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 2200 2400 2600 2800

Earth Deck Antenna Assembly

Spacecraft dry mass (kg)

Core Structure Nadir Earth East Dual Nested Panel Reflector Antenna North Transponder Panel

Anatomy of an A2100

Versatile, flight-proven A2100 spacecraft supports the complete range of GEO communications missions

South Solar Array Feed Horn

North Solar Array

West Dual Nested Reflector Antenna Base Panel North Batteries South Batteries Oxidizer Tank

Widely accepted. Commercial Space Systems builds the A2100 for SES Americom, EchoStar Communications Corporation, Asia Cellular Satellite (ACeS) International, China Orient Telecomm Satellite Co. Ltd. of Beijing, PT Telkomunikasi (TELKOM) of Indonesia, Telesat Canada, Lockheed Martin Intersputnik, JSAT Corporation, New Skies Satellites, Space Communications Corporation, and Korea Telecom, BSAT, SES-SIRIUS, SES-ASTRA.
Multiple Launch Vehicle Compatibility

The A2100 is compatible with Atlas V, Proton, Delta, Sea Launch, Ariane 5, and Long March. This versatility supports a wide range of mission options and increases time-to-orbit reliability.

A2100 Bus Evolution

A2100 A Power: 1.5 6.7 kW
Maximum wet mass: 2800 kg Developed: 1992 1994 First launch: AMC-1, 1996

A2100 AX Power: 6 12 kW
Maximum wet mass: 4700 kg Developed: 1994 2000 First launch: EchoStar III, 1997

Structure stretched New heat pipe configuration Propellant tanks stretched Power subsystem upgraded: Solar array and drive Battery cells Power regulation unit

A2100 AX Land Mobile Power: 6 12 kW Maximum wet mass: 5000 kg Developed: 1995 1997 First launch: ACeS, 2000 Structure modified Enlarged thermal radiators Upgraded mechanisms Upgraded liquid apogee engine

A2100 AX High Power Power: 7.5 12 kW Maximum wet mass: 6000 kg Developed: 1996 2003 Power subsystem enhancements 171-AHr batteries Enhanced power regulation unit Multi-junction solar cells Stretched AXL structure Stretched propellant/oxygen tanks 32-bit onboard computer upgrades 330-sec liquid apogee engine




Major component upgrades recently completed Hall current thruster system Lithium-ion battery 2-25 kW power regulation unit
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