USA-233 can transmit data with approximately 3.6 gigabits per second bandwidth. It can point 19 individual beams at different points on the Earth, operating at x band and ka band frequencies. Built by Boeing around the BSS-702 bus, the 5,987-kilogram (13,199 lb) satellite is expected to operate for 14 years. Propulsion is provided by an R-4D apogee motor, and four XIPS-25ion thrusters for stationkeeping.
Payloads are separated by bullets ( · ), launches by pipes ( | ). Manned flights are indicated in bold text. Uncatalogued launch failures are listed in italics. Payloads deployed from other spacecraft are denoted in (brackets).
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