|Antares Series AS-17 C3ISR Satellite|
|Use|| Surveillance |
Command & Control
|Tech Base||Inner Sphere|
|Chassis Type (Size)||Satellite (Medium)|
|Station Keeping Thrust||.1G (.02G Flank)|
The Antares Series AS-17 C3ISR Satellite is a military surveillance satellite constructed by Sorcerer Technologies of the Federated Suns. Part of a series of satellites built over time for AFFS and MIIO, the AS-17 C3ISR is designed for multiple roles: reconnaissance, command & control, communications, intelligence gathering, and surveillance. These satellites are designed to be deployed over a target world or area and be recovered once its mission is completed. The AS-17 is meant to work with a constellation or group of same model satellite to give wide spread coverage over a world.
Much of the information on the AS-17 is classified, while some details of the AS-17's operations can only be speculated at by outside sources. It believed that select number of Antares are given to frontline RCTs, while the MIIO and DMI can deploy a number of these for their operations.
Equipment and Capabilities
The AS-17 features an armored satellite chassis with 2 tons of BAR 10 grade armor to protected it from attack and a self-destruct mechanism to prevent its high-tech equipment from being captured. It is equipped with a powerful hyperspectral camera, which ignore effects of concealment used by mimetic armor, ECM, and standard camouflage. It is also equipped with Look-Down Radar, Infrared Imager and High-Rez Image cameras. The satellite also carries 10 tons worth of Communication Equipment which allows it to act as a powerful communications relay as well give some immunity from enemy units from trying to exploit the AS-17.
As of this writing there is no published record sheet for the Antares Satellite.
- MUL profile for Antares (Satellite)
- Handbook: House Davion, p. 199, "Background information on AS-17 satellite".