Boeing Stacks Two Satellites to Launch as a Pair

ABS and Eutelsat are first customers for all-electric propulsion satellites

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 – Boeing has successfully mated two 702SP (small platform) satellites in a stacked configuration in preparation for the first-ever conjoined satellite launch. The milestone is a significant step towards the early 2015 launch of the satellites ABS-3A and Eutelsat 115 West B, the first-ever all-electric propulsion satellites scheduled to enter service.

The 702SP, designed by Boeing Network & Space Systems satellite businesses and Phantom Works, features an all-electric propulsion system and a joint configuration for a dual-manifest launch. By eliminating chemical propulsion and using only electric propulsion, the 702SP platform offers a significant mass advantage that translates to increased revenue-generating payload performance and launch vehicle savings to customers.

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Neg. #: SEF14-12378-016

Contact: 

Joanna Climer
Boeing Network & Space Systems
Office: +1 310-364-7113
Mobile: +1 310-227-3534
joanna.e.climer@boeing.com

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