O3b is a global satellite service providing a next-generation satellite network for U.S. Government customers. The O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellation of satellites offers customers affordable connectivity for up to 1.2 Gbps throughput, fiber-like latency (less than 150 ms) and steerable spot beams for flexible deployment.
The Haiti earthquake in 2010 and the chaos that characterised the immediate response moved a consortium of companies to organise and develop a rapid response solution for global disaster relief and humanitarian missions. The solution is a public-private partnership between Luxembourg’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SES, HITEC Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Air Ambulance, and is supported by a number of operational and technical partners. Emergency.lu provides communications support, connects and improves the first responses following humanitarian or natural disasters.