Amphibious Warships Lpd 02

Swiss Army Knife of the Fleet

HII is the sole builder of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class. Both Flight I ships and Flight II platforms are 684 feet long, have more than 20,000 square feet of vehicle space and 28,000 cubic feet of cargo storage. This capability is enhanced by the incorporation of a flight deck and hangar. LPDs have tremendous medical facilities and can transport a landing force of up to 800 Marines.

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Satellite: GALAXY 17 (91 degrees west)      

Transponder: Ku Digital 10 – Ch.C (9 Mhz)

Downlink Frequency: 11904.5 

Downlink Polarity: Vertical

FEC: 2/3

Symbol Rate: 7.5

DVBS2, 8PSK TRANSMISSION, 4:2:0, 1080i

Window: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 19

Note: The six minute video that begins the ceremonial keel laying for Arkansas (SSN 800) includes copyrighted materials from HII/Newport News Shipbuilding and others.

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