Pros cite source diversity as key to satcom resiliency

  By Warren Ferster ARLINGTON, Va. -- Access to satellites operating in different orbits and bandwidths will help keep the U.S. military connected in an increasingly contested environment where information can be the difference between victory and defeat, industry and defense officials said. Communications satellites, both government and commercially operated, are subject to an growing…Read more Pros cite source diversity as key to satcom resiliency

Early success has GovSat-1 partnership looking to grow

By Warren Ferster A joint venture between SES and the Luxembourg government providing satellite communications services primarily to military customers is already eyeing new satellites, frequencies and orbits following the launch early this year of its first satellite, the company‚Äôs top official said. The GovSat-1 satellite, launched in January, began operations in March serving customers…Read more Early success has GovSat-1 partnership looking to grow

AoA validates growing commercial role in MILSATCOM architecture

  By Warren Ferster ARLINGTON, Va. -- The U.S. Department of Defense should continue to use a mix of military- and commercially owned satellites to serve its wideband communications needs, even as it requires increasingly higher levels of protection against jamming and other threats that have emerged in recent years. That is one of the…Read more AoA validates growing commercial role in MILSATCOM architecture