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« on: January 23, 2015, 12:10:28 AM »

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Boeing Completes World’s First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites

Two joined satellites, for customers ABS and Eutelsat, will launch next month
 

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 9, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed production of the world’s first all-electric propulsion satellites as preparations continue to launch the satellites, as a vertically stacked pair, next month.

The Boeing 702SP (small platform) satellites are affordable and lightweight, and provide efficient options for satellite movement. The 702SP is one of three new satellite designs Boeing has introduced in four years, the others being the 702MP and 502 Phoenix.

“We are the first aerospace company to develop this highly efficient and flexible all-electric satellite, and we completed the first two 702SPs less than three years after contract award,” said Mark Spiwak, president of Boeing Satellite Systems International. “With more than 210,000 hours of on-orbit experience with electric propulsion, we recognized that this highly efficient, lighter weight propulsion system would translate into cost savings for our customers.”

Patented Boeing technology allows two all-electric satellites to be stacked and launched together. The ABS-3A satellite for Bermuda-based ABS and the EUTELSAT 115 West B satellite for Paris-based Eutelsat are scheduled to be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in February 2015.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $33 billion business with 56,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.

 
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 03:42:29 PM »

I would like to know a little more about the "electric" propulsion  motor.  This should provide a much longer sat life.   Glad to see Elon Musk is providing the launch mode.   Looking foward to the launch!  Jess out in California
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2015, 11:44:32 AM »

Did I miss something? I thought that all satellites were "electric". Don't they have solar panels to generate electricity?

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2015, 01:27:56 PM »

Dan, these satellites are actually propelled to there orbiting position by electric thrusters( after leaving the rocket that takes it into space) rather than a fuel or chemical thruster, making in much lighter to send into space.
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2015, 06:34:02 PM »

So the "station keeping" is still provided by fuel thrusters?   The station keeping used to be provided by LORAL over in Palo Alto, Ca.  I don't know if they still do that or not.  Jess out in California
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2015, 07:02:47 AM »

So the "station keeping" is still provided by fuel thrusters?   The station keeping used to be provided by LORAL over in Palo Alto, Ca.  I don't know if they still do that or not.  Jess out in California

 Not if they are "All" electric as stated. No fuel onboard what so ever.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2015, 10:41:05 PM »

I would like to see a simple breakdown on how this eledtric motor works. Jess out in California
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2015, 05:50:10 PM »

I would like to see a simple breakdown on how this eledtric motor works. Jess out in California


Tells all about it.


h**ps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_thruster
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2015, 02:53:02 PM »

Thanks digitaldan!  Jess out in California
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