Description and Purpose:
Boeing Commercial Satellite Services (BCSS) develops innovative solutions for satellite customers by marketing commercial satellite telecommunications services to the U.S. government and other satellite users
The initial target market for BCSS is the U.S. government; future plans include teaming with commercial satellite operators to provide other types of customized communications capacity, including services to foreign governments.
Boeing Commercial Satellite Services was formed in 2011. Recognizing the demand for military bandwidth, Boeing formed a team of satellite service and mission experts dedicated to serving the U.S. government as it seeks to identify cost effective and timely solutions to this critical need. The BCSS team has a solid understanding of the U.S. government and its missions, coupled with years of experience in designing and delivering military and commercial satellite systems and terminals. This domain expertise will enable BCSS to understand, identify, and remedy communications shortfalls in both military and commercial markets.
BCSS will primarily sell tailored government communications capacity to augment existing military systems, including Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) and others. Through the use of existing and future terminals in-theatre, and ground infrastructure that provides autonomous use of payloads, government customers will gain affordable access to commercial and government communications capacity in an integrated, synergistic and protected manner.
BCSS will also leverage the breadth of Boeing, using all applicable resources to recommend solutions to its customers. Examples include the Boeing Broadband Satellite Network and Boeing's extensive experience in satellite terminals and commercial and military aircraft.
The foundation for BCSS was formed in 2010, when Boeing entered into a distribution partnership with Inmarsat to provide L- and Ka-band capacity services to key users within the U.S. government. Leveraging Boeing's expertise in government and commercial satellites and its understanding of the environments and applications, the Inmarsat-5 system and services will provide Inmarsat's customers with an array of secure voice and high-speed communications applications between land, sea and air services, and multinational coalitions. Boeing is poised to enter into similar arrangements to solve other customer's bandwidth needs.
For more information, read the Boeing Commercial Satellite Services (BCSS) overview.
Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems (S&IS), with major locations in El Segundo and Seal Beach, Calif., is the company's center for all intelligence systems and government/commercial satellite 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. The world's first geosynchronous communications satellite, Syncom, was built by Boeing and launched in 1963. Today, nearly one fourth of the 290 commercial satellites in orbit worldwide were built by Boeing at its Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, Calif., the site of the world's largest satellite manufacturing factory.