Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission (ASBM) Mission

Launch Status

TBD

Date & Time

Jul 2024

Pad

Space Launch Complex 4E

Launch Service Provider

Booster

Unknown F9

Mission

Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission (ASBM)

Mission Type

Communications

Destination

Elliptical Orbit

ASBM (Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission) 1 & 2 are two twin satellites built by Northrop Grumman for Space Norway, in cooperation with Inmarsat and the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. They are designed to bring mobile broadband coverage in the Arctic for both civilians and military. The US Air Force provides the Extremely High Frequency eXtended Data Rate payloads on ASBM satellites as part of the Enhanced Polar System Recapitalization (EPS-R) program.

Last Update: Reverting to TBD July pending completion of the investigation into the Starlink Group 9-3 second engine failure

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