Commercial Satellites

Commercial Satellites  

Northrop Grumman’s GEOStar™ geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) satellites are among the industry’s best-selling small- and medium-class communications satellites for 2- 8 kW missions. The world’s leading satellite communications service providers rely on our lower-cost, highly reliable GEOStar satellites for their broadband, television broadcasting, mobile communications, business data networks and other telecommunications missions. Northrop Grumman is also an industry pioneer in the design and production of commercial imaging satellites as well as in the incorporation of civil and military hosted payloads on its commercial spacecraft.


Communications Satellites

Communications Satellites

With its flight-proven spacecraft platforms, Northrop Grumman is the world's leading supplier of 1.5 - 5.5 kilowatt commercial geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellites used to provide direct-to-home TV broadcasting, cable program distribution, business data network capacity, regional mobile communications and similar services. Northrop Grumman is also a pioneer in the design, manufacturing and deployment of low-Earth Orbit communications satellites.


Imaging Satellites

Imaging Satellites

Northrop Grumman is an industry pioneer in the development of spacecraft designed to provide commercial Earth imaging services. The innovative OrbView series of spacecraft paved the way for today’s space-based commercial Earth imaging industry.


Spacecraft Buses

Spacecraft Buses

Northrop Grumman offers a complete line of spacecraft buses tailored to accommodate a variety of payloads and missions ranging from several months to decades of reliable service. Ideally suited for commercial national security space, Earth and space science and technology demonstration missions, Northrop Grumman has proven and reliable spacecraft busses for your LEO, MEO, GEO or interplanetary mission.


Ground Systems and Customer Support

Ground Systems and Customer Support

As part of our total systems capability, Northrop Grumman delivers reliable, robust and high-performance ground systems that ensure continual contact with satellites for telemetry and command in both normal and contingency conditions.


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