Commercial Space




Space technology connects millions of people around the world. And, as people become more mobile, satellites create a seamless connection no matter where you travel






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.

Learn How Space Connects Our World
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, on track for launch in the second quarter 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. 

Flexible Payloads: Future Missions. Ready Now.  

No one can predict the future, but it’s exactly that future that we have to prepare for in satellite communications. Users need change—and change quickly—and Lockheed Martin engineers think satellites should change with them.  These are flexible—also known as reconfigurable—payloads. Flexible payloads deliver options. We’re giving our customers the ability to modify a satellite’s coverage and connectivity, and deliver capacity to keep up with demands well after launch.

Flexible payloads allow the customer to: 

  • Adjust coverage and bandwidth when the volume of demand is higher in a particular area.
  • Hop to different frequencies to protect from jamming.
  • Scale their needs of the payload they need.   
  • Maintain their budget with cost-effective payload solutions.



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