The GovSatReport launched in 2015, and its first year of publication has been a truly exciting and revolutionary one for the satellite and space industries. With renewed government and Congressional focus on our space architecture, combined with our own increased investment and aggressive new technology insertion, we saw the SATCOM industry achieve some pretty dramatic milestones over the past year.
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.
As End-of-Life assets, inclined orbit satellites offer satellite capacity at deeply discounted rates as they support fewer applications. For the Defense community, inclined satellites are inherently attractive for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) missions, mobile platforms and Comms-On-The-Move (COTM) applications, as tracking antennas are required due to the moving terminal. In the proposal below for the AMC-5 commercial satellite, one of 11 inclined satellites flown by global satellite operator SES, cost savings of more than 50% could be achieved over comparable station kept capacity in the same region.