DoD discusses taking steps to reduce collisions in space

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Our editorial coverage on the GovSat Report over the past few weeks has been focused on the 2016 Hosted Payload and Small Sat Summit – and for good reason. This year’s Summit, which occurred in late October, featured an incredible lineup of speakers representing the federal government, military and private industry. One of the key…

Hosted payloads – do the benefits finally outweigh the risks?

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If it seems like the space industry has been discussing the benefits of hosted payloads for many years, it’s because it has. It’s not a secret that hosted payloads are a more inexpensive, efficient and time effective way to get payloads into space. It’s also no secret that organizations can gain faster and cheaper access…

New transportable TPS solution offers C3ISR capability and connectivity anywhere

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Just last week I had the opportunity to witness a new and exciting solution being demonstrated that will  augment the way U.S. government approaches ISR, disaster response, homeland security, disaster recovery and connectivity in theater. This new solution is a transportable satellite-enabled, lighter-than-air inflatable aerostat – capable of supporting multiple government organizations, military branches and…

NWS Office at Pago Pago embraces the future with managed MEO satellite services

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Anyone who has ever witnessed the ferocity of a hurricane, or the terrifying devastation of a tornado knows all too well the destructive ability of Mother Nature. Luckily, when natural disaster threatens the United States, we have an agency responsible for providing warning so that citizens can prepare, take shelter or even evacuate, if necessary….

Commercial satellite companies push for Pentagon attention

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By Marjorie Censer The Washington Post February 3, 2013 Top executives at several commercial satellite firms have banded together to push the Pentagon to do a better job of buying their services. The letter, signed by Tip Osterthaler of McLean-based SES Government Solutions,Philip Harlow of Herndon-based XTAR and Kay Sears of Bethesda-based Intelsat General, among others,…

SES Demonstrates Cloud-Based Solution Delivering Real-Time ISR Data between Headquarters and 4G Mobile Devices via O3b Satellites

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July 6, 2015 Featured, Press, Press Releases SES GS Netcentric solution usable with any smartphone paves the way for an increased use of mobile devices for field-deployed units RESTON, Va. Global satellite bandwidth provider SES Government Solutions (SES GS) unveiled a comprehensive Netcentric communications solution for field-deployed units during a demonstration for U.S. Government customers last…

NOAA Signs First U.S. Government Deal With SES for O3b High Throughput Solution

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August 17, 2015 Featured, Press, Press Releases SES GS Global satellite solutions provider SES Government Solutions (SES GS) has agreed to a one year contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) to provide O3b Networks’ services and ground equipment to the National Weather Service Office (WSO) in Pago Pago, American Samoa. NOAA’s WSO…

SES Government Solutions to Support FAA Uplink Requirements

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September 24, 2015 Featured, Press, Press Releases SES GS Global satellite solutions provider SES Government Solutions (SES GS) will support the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) on the ground as well as in space. On 31 August 2015, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems announced its selection of SES GS to build two…

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