XTAR-LANT, at 30 degrees West Longitude, enabled XTAR to inaugurate commercial X-band services in North America for homeland security applications as well as one-hop connectivity to Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The extremely flexible XTAR-LANT payload covers a large geographic area. It carries a global beam, a fixed spot beam over the Eastern U.S., and three spot beams that can be relocated anywhere within the satellite's coverage area.

  • 100 Watt transponders
  • 8 x 72 MHz transponders
  • Global beam
  • 1 fixed beam
  • 3 steerable beams
    • No steerable beam movement restrictions
    • Beams can be stacked over same area
  • Multiple transponders can be routed through a beam