Commercial Space

Commercial Space

Connecting People and Commerce

We give people access to information they need. That access, enabled by space technology, connects people, generates information about the world, and shares data around the globe.

Since our Satcom-1 satellite unleashed a media revolution in 1975, we’ve built more than 100 commercial satellites that provide TV, internet and images to millions of people everyday.

Our modernized LM 2100 and LM 1000 satellites are the backbone of our business – and provide a common framework behind a diverse portfolio.

Arabsat 6A and Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1

Arabsat and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) selected Lockheed Martin to manufacture two LM 2100 communications satellites.

A team of engineers and technicians has completed the integration of the company’s first modernized LM 2100 satellite. The spacecraft, known as Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1, now moves into final assembly and testing, and is on track for delivery at the end of 2018.

These new satellites will ensure and guarantee Arabsat expansion through the additional services that will provide advanced telecommunications capabilities, including television, internet, telephone and secure communications, to customers in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Arabsat 6A will be located at 30.5 degrees East and Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 will be located at 39 degrees East. Both satellites will be designed for a 15-year service life.


WorldView-4 will be DigitalGlobe’s next very high resolution imaging satellite providing high resolution and color imagery to commercial, government and international customers.

WorldView-4 will provide map-accurate images with a new, high-resolution camera provided by Harris Corporation. In addition to delivering critical geospatial situational awareness and global security information to intelligence analysts, war fighters and decision makers, commercial users will also benefit from access to imagery from WorldView-4. The satellite is fully integrated, tested and ready for launch call-up. 

Thermal Protection Materials

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Space Age Technologies for Down to Earth Applications

From the searing heat to the bitter cold, our thermal protection materials defend aircraft structures in extreme environments ensuring reliability and durability. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company provides materials for aircraft and space vehicles including use aboard the Space Shuttle External Fuel Tank.

By protecting platforms in the most extreme environments, our fire protection and thermal management materials enable aircraft structures for productive and useful life. We specialize in both ablative materials and topcoats for commercial and military use.

We provide technical assistance for efficient, cost effective solutions to thermal control problems, including material identification, processing and application techniques. New unique Special Application materials are continually being developed based on specific user requirements. Lockheed Martin insulating materials are currently specified in BMS 10-102, PWA 36752, GE A50TF122 & RMS-039 for aircraft engine nacelle, thrust reverser fire protection and helicopter cowlings.

Spacecraft and Launch Systems

MA-25S® Ablative Material: This medium density, room temperature curing, ablator/insulator has been used extensively for thermal protection on aircraft and space launch vehicles. 

SLA-220 Thermal Protection System: This low density, RF-transparent ablator insulator is available as molded panels, which can be bonded to primed substrates with silicone adhesives using vacuum bag pressures. 

SLA-561 Ablative Heat Shield Materials: This low density, low conductivity ablator/insulator is available as molded panels with or without honeycomb support or as an ablative barrier layer integrally molded against flat or contoured services.


Technical Assistance:
Keith Baty

Customer Support:
Sheri Delaup
Phone: 504-257-1386
Fax: 504-257-4406

Commercial and Military Aviation

MI-15® Ablative Material: This low density, room temperature curing, ablator/insulator has been used extensively for thermal protection on aircraft and launch vehicles. 

MI-15® Topcoat: This tough, fiber filled elastomeric material extends the life of thermal protection materials. The MI-15® Topcoat is durable and abrasion resistant which provides outstanding protection of the underlying insulation against hot hydraulic and other aircraft fluids.

Additional Information



Chris Pettigrew
(303) 932-5252