A world leader in space-based intelligence and communications systems
Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems (S&IS), headquartered in Seal Beach, Calif., is the company's center for all intelligence and government/commercial space systems.
S&IS offers end-to-end intelligence services and has competency in large-scale systems integration; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems; and navigation and communication systems.
Boeing's satellite factory, known as the Satellite Development Center (SDC) and a separate manufacturing subsidiary, Spectrolab, are also part of S&IS. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., SDC is the world's largest satellite factory. At the SDC, Boeing manufactures commercial communications satellites, and is also a major provider of space systems, satellites and payloads for national defense, science and environmental applications. Since 1961, Boeing has developed and produced state-of-the-art space and communications systems for military, commercial and scientific uses. These systems supply communications and meteorological observations for domestic and international customers and meet many of the military and scientific space system requirements of the U.S. government.
The world's first synchronous communications satellite, Syncom, was built by Boeing and launched in 1963. Today, 25 percent of the commercial satellites in service worldwide were built by Boeing. The company's spacecraft routinely relay digital communications, telephone calls, video conferences, television news reports, facsimiles, television programming, mobile communications, Internet connectivity and direct-to-home entertainment.
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