GovSat is a brand operated by a public-private joint venture between the Luxembourg Government and the world-leading satellite operator SES. Its mission is to provide secure, reliable and accessible satellite communication services for governments around the world -including the U.S. Government, addressing connectivity demands for defense and institutional security applications. GovSat-1 will be a multi-mission satellite that will use X-band and military Ka-band frequencies on high-power and fully steerable mission beams to support multiple operations.
GovSat-1 launched on January 31, 2018 on board SpaceX’s flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. To watch the launch, click here.