|Antares Series AS-17 C3ISR Satellite|
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 produced 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 quickly deployed and recovered. The AS-17 is meant to work with a constellation or group of same model satellite to give widespread coverage over a world.
Much of the information on the AS-17 is classified, and many details regarding AS-17 operations remain objects of speculation and guesswork. It is believed that a select number of Antares are given to frontline RCTs; it is also considered likely that the MIIO and DMI can deploy a number of these satellites to support their operations.
Equipment and Capabilities
The AS-17 features a satellite chassis protected by 2 tons of BAR 10 grade armor and a self-destruct mechanism intended to prevent its high-tech equipment from being captured. It is equipped with a powerful hyperspectral camera, which ignores the effects of mimetic armor, ECM, and standard camouflage. It also carries Look-Down Radar, an Infrared Imager and High-Rez Image cameras. In addition the Antares mounts 10 tons of Communication Equipment, allowing the satellite to act as a powerful communications relay as well as providing some protection from exploitation by enemy units.
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".