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 •  January 17

In our last post on the Government Satellite Report, we shared part one of a two-part conversation with Andrew D’Uva, the President of the Providence Access Company. During our discussion, we talked about the CNSSP-12, a cybersecurity policy that impacts military satellites and commercial satellites that are used for national security missions....

SES Government Solutions

 •  January 10

The United States military has long enjoyed a tactical advantage from space. SATCOM, GPS and other satellite services and capabilities have given our warfighters an edge on the battlefield. But this hasn’t gone unnoticed by our adversaries. One of the military’s largest concerns today involves the space domain. Space is increasingly congested and...

SES Government Solutions

 •  January 5

The federal government has long excelled at identifying private sector best practices to deliver new services to USG constituents, increase efficiency, and improve operational effectiveness. It is often a topic of discussion at most government and military conferences – what is working in the private sector that can be implemented to make the...

SES Government Solutions

 •  January 3

Tomorrow, January 4, 2018, at 1PM, scientists from NASA will be joined by industry experts to enlighten the agency’s faithful Facebook followers on the agency’s GOLD science mission. GOLD (short for Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk) is a hosted payload that will be launched into orbit on board the SES-14 satellite. That launch is...

SES Government Solutions

 •  December 19, 2017

In late May, a new hybrid SES satellite – SES-15 – was successfully launched into orbit from Kourou, French Guiana. This satellite is notable for a few reasons, including its propulsion systems and the payloads it carries. SES-15 is the first all-electric satellite built for and operated by SES. The spacecraft utilizes a highly-efficient electric...

SES Government Solutions

 •  December 19, 2017

To get a better idea of how the Marines can utilize fiber-like communication speeds at the tactical edge, you had to see the live satellite demonstration at Modern Day Marine provided by SES Government Solutions (SES GS). The SES Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite communication systems were on full display at the...

SES Government Solutions

 •  December 19, 2017

The data-intensive nature and fast pace of modern warfare are increasing U.S. military demand for services from low-orbiting satellites that can relay information more quickly than those in high orbits, according to senior officers and industry officials at the recent MilSatCom USA conference. Far flung military forces rely heavily on remote data...

SES Government Solutions

 •  December 19, 2017

The Government Satellite Report team had the opportunity to attend last month’s Air Force Association (AFA) Air, Space and Cyber Conference at the National Harbor just outside of Washington, DC. The Conference saw a multitude of Air Force senior leaders and decision makers – as well as private industry – coming together to discuss the new...

SES Government Solutions

 •  December 19, 2017

Satellites are extremely expensive to build and operate – a fact that makes their short life even more troublesome for their owners and operators. One of the largest contributors to a satellite’s eventual demise is running out of fuel and not having the fuel necessary for station-keeping, maneuvering and other requisite operations. However, there...

SES Government Solutions

 •  December 19, 2017

For the last decade and a half, the US Department of Defense (DoD) and commercial satellite communications industry have been engaged in a dialogue about how they can work more closely together so that companies can better meet the future needs of their biggest single customer. The Pentagon’s commercial SATCOM purchasing agent, the Defense...