A Satellite Family

Boeing introduced the 702 spacecraft family in 1995, and today more than two dozen are flying, with over a dozen more currently in production. The powerful, scalable 702 HP, MP, and SP product lines have flexible designs and support 3- to 18-kilowatt payloads, meeting the needs of customers seeking satellites in wide power ranges. In 2014, the Boeing 502 satellite joined the family, providing an option to customers who desire a satellite between the large geosynchronous spacecraft and nanosatellites.


Technical Specifications

Year of introduction 1997 First customer PanAmSat Corporation
First launch 1999 Power >12 kilowatts
Payload Mass 600 to 1620 kilograms Spacecraft Mass at launch 5400 to 5900 kilograms
Year of introduction 2009 First customer Intelsat
First launch 2012 Power 6 to 12 kilowatts
Payload Mass 300 to 650 kilograms Spacecraft Mass at launch 5800 to 6100 kilograms
Year of introduction 2012 First customer Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and Satmex (joint procurement)
First launch 2015 Power 3 to 8 kilowatts
Payload Mass 200 to 680 kilograms Spacecraft Mass at launch 1500 to 2000 kilograms
Year of introduction 1997 First customer MEXSAT
Power 8 to 10 kilowatts Payload Mass 1250 to 1480 kilograms
Spacecraft Mass at launch 1500 to 2000 kilograms    
Year of introduction 2014 Spacecraft Mass at launch 1,000 kilograms
Power 1.5 kilowatts Payload Mass Up to 250 kilograms

Feature Stories

The Flight Before the Launch

The Flight Before the Launch

March 16, 2017 in Space, Defense

Watch One Boeing at work as a C-17 Globemaster shuttles a WGS satellite from California to Florida prior to a launch into space on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket.

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The Military Satellite That Avoids Jams and Secures Comms

The Military Satellite That Avoids Jams and Secures Comms

November 14, 2016 in Innovation, Space

Wideband Global SATCOM is the backbone of the US military's communications. With software upgrades for higher bandwidth and powerful anti-jamming, they're more resilient than ever before.

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702SP Satellite

Stacked Satellites Tested for the Rigors of Space

January 26, 2015 in Space

New product line, new patent: Boeing completes first-ever stack and test of the world’s first all-electric propulsion satellites.

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TDRS-L Transport at LAX

A Satellite's Journey Coast to Coast

December 12, 2013 in Space

The second of three Tracking and Data Relay Satellites moves out of Boeing’s satellite factory in El Segundo, Calif., bound for Cape Canaveral, Fla., in preparation for launch.

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Boeing illustration

Small Satellites, Big Future

April 8, 2013 in Space

Boeing is developing a family of small satellite prototypes that can quickly and affordably be manufactured and configured.

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4th Boeing GPS IIF Space Vehicle Arrives at Florida Launch Site

February 28, 2013 in Space

GPS satellites circle Earth at a distance of 11,000 nautical miles. But one of the most important steps they take can be measured in single numbers.

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Boeing illustration

Building A Better GPS

January 10, 2013 in Space

As the number of GPS devices increases globally, so does our dependence on GPS, but satellites wear out. Bringing innovations from their airplane assembly lines to GPS production, Boeing is helping to make GPS service available wherever, whenever you need it.

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Boeing has had more than 20 customers for its satellite programs. Corporations and countries have invested in the 702 family’s capabilities, fitting each satellite with the modular components that they need to turn a profit or keep the warfighter safe and informed on the battlefield.

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  • Brazilian flag


  • Canadian flag


  • Chinese flag


  • China (Hong Kong) flag

    China (Hong Kong)

  • French flag


  • Indonesian flag


  • Japanese flag


  • Luxembourg flag


  • Malaysian flag


  • Mexican flag


  • Netherlands flag


  • Norwegian flag


  • Russian flag


  • Swedish flag


  • Thailand flag


  • United Arab Emirates flag

    United Arab Emirates

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    United Kingdom

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    United States

Launch Schedule

Satellite Model Owner Launch Date Launch Vehicle
ViaSat-2 702HP ViaSat Inc. 2017 Ariane 5
Inmarsat-5 F4 702HP Inmarsat 2017 TBD
SES-15 702SP SES 2017 Ariane V
Silkwave-1 702 NYBB TBD TBD
WGS-10 702HP U.S. Air Force 2018 Delta IV
SkyTerra 2 702HP LightSquared TBD TBD
Intelsat Epic TBD 702MP Intelsat TBD TBD
Intelsat Epic TBD 702MP Intelsat TBD TBD
Intelsat Epic TBD 702MP Intelsat TBD TBD
Intelsat Epic 35e 702MP Intelsat 2017 TBD
GiSAT 702 Global IP 2019 TBD
ViaSat-3 702 ViaSat Inc. TBD TBD
AMOS-17 702 Spacecom 2019 TBD

DIO -- Delivery in Orbit

Quick Facts on Boeing’s Satellites

The 702 HP, MP, and SP satellites boast

  • 15 years of flight-proven heritage
  • Modular, flexible, integrated commercial and government product lines
  • Mission-capability support
  • Affordability and resilience through hosted payloads
  • Compatibility with full range of launch vehicles: Delta IV, Atlas V, Ariane 5, Proton, Soyuz, Sea Launch, and Falcon 9