ASBM

ASBM

Falcon 9 JUL TBD 2024 08:00PM

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The ASBM satellites will carry multiple hosted payloads including an X-Band payload for the Norwegian Ministry of Defense and a Ka-Band payload for Inmarsat. Northrop Grumman announced last year that it will also provide two Extremely High-Frequency eXtended Data Rate (EHF XDR) payloads for the Enhanced Polar System-Recapitalization (EPS-R) to the U.S. Air Force for integration on the spacecraft. The systems are designed to improve secure and continuous communications in the North Polar Region. Additionally, Northrop Grumman was selected to provide critical ground infrastructure for EPS-R.
Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameASBM
Launch SiteSLC-4E, Vandenberg SFB, California, United States
Launch VehicleFalcon 9
AgencySpaceX
Launch DateJUL TBD 2024

Several hosted payloads, including as an X-Band payload for the Norwegian Ministry of Defense and a Ka-Band payload for Inmarsat, will be carried by the ASBM satellites. In addition, two Extremely High-Frequency eXtended Data Rate (EHF XDR) payloads for the Enhanced Polar System-Recapitalization (EPS-R) will be given to the U.S. Air Force by Northrop Grumman last year for integration aboard the spacecraft. The North Polar Region's safe and uninterrupted communications will be enhanced by the technologies. Furthermore, crucial ground infrastructure for EPS-R was chosen to be provided by Northrop Grumman.

Launch Vehicle - Falcon 9

Height70 m / 229.6 ft
Diameter3.7 m / 12 ft
Mass549054 Kg / 1207920 lb
Stages2
Payload To LEO22800 Kg / 50265 lb
Payload To GTO8300 Kg / 18300 lb
Payload To Mars4020 Kg / 8860 lb
Burn Time397 sec
PropellantLOX / RP-1
Number Of Engine1 vacuum