Embedded firmware development
This page includes satellites running flight code I developed, or, at the
bottom, satellite programs that used ground systems or astronaut training
systems that I helped develop code for. It doesn't include satellite programs
where my involvement was limited to flight software test or integration test.
The Direct Work list includes satellites I directly worked on. The
Follow-On list includes satellites running code inherited from programs I
82 launched satellites in the SSL-1300 line are listed in the
Flight Code sections below.
At approximately $250M and 6,000 kg (13,228 lbs) per satellite, 82 SSL-1300
satellites total around $21B in sales and 492,000 kg (1,084,674 lbs) massed
Satellite name links are to pages at
Gunter's Space Page.
(COSPAR ID) links, in parentheses, are to pages at NASA's
NSSDCA Master Catalog of spaceflight missions.
is the COSPAR ID of the
ABS-3 / Mabuhay
satellite launched in 1997.
MT-SAT 1 satellite has a COSPAR ID but no Master Catalog page, as it
did not reach orbit due to a launch failure.
SSL-1300 series at Gunter's Space Page
SSL-1300 series at Wikipedia
"In September 2015 SSL announced that it had delivered 100 satellites based on the SSL 1300 platform. There are more SSL 1300's currently providing service on orbit than any other model communications satellite." - Wikipedia
"The International Designator, also known as COSPAR designation, and in the United States as NSSDC ID, is an international naming convention for satellites. It consists of the launch year, a 3-digit incrementing launch number of that year and up to a 3-letter code representing the sequential identifier of a piece in a launch." - Wikipedia
Flight Code - Direct Work
Flight Code - Follow-ons and (some) Direct Work
Ground-based Customer Test Equipment (TCRS Satellite Simulators)
Ground-based Astronaut Training Equipment (NASA's SSMTF and SMTF)