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Intelsat General has introduced a broadband service offering intended to help military aircraft passengers connect to the internet while in flight. FlexAir uses the company’s Ku-band and EpicNG communications satellite platforms and is designed to operate with fuselage and tail-mounted antennas, Intelsat said Thursday. The in-flight connectivity service works to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications such as sensor […] More
An Intelsat subsidiary has received a potential five-year contract to provide television and radio programming services to U.S. warfighters deployed worldwide via the American Forces Network. Intelsat General said Tuesday it will collaborate with SES Government Solutions, Korea Telecom and Allen Communications to facilitate broadcasting for U.S. troops who perform land and sea operations. The effort will leverage the IntelsatOne […] More
Intelsat General, a U.S. subsidiary of the Luxembourg-based satellite services provider, will participate in a Leidos-led consortium that won a potential $117 million task order to Orbital ATK develop a new satellite navigation payload for the Federal Aviation Administration. The industry team will build and operate the Geostationary Earth Satellite 7 as part of FAA’s Wide Area Augmentation System […] More
An Intelsat subsidiary has issued a white paper that seeks to show how its satellite platform works to mitigate hostile attempts to interfere with signals on the company's high-frequency satellites. Skot Butler, president of Intelsat General, said in a statement released Wednesday the company's Interference Resolution demonstration seeks to show the capability of the Intelsat EpicNG satellite system […] More
Rory Welch, vice president of engineering and service delivery at Intelsat General, has said the U.S. government should work to leverage insights from the commercial space industry in an effort to facilitate innovation and keep the country's edge in the national security space domain. Welch wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that the U.S. […] More
Skot Butler, president of Intelsat General, has said he thinks there will be a demand for multi-band satellite communications services within the Defense Department in an effort to provide users with more choices, Space News reported Tuesday. Butler told SpaceNews editor-in-chief Brian Berger in an interview that the U.S. Air Force's Wideband Analysis of Alternatives seems to […] More
U.S. Central Command has awarded an Intelsat subsidiary a contract to deliver Ku-band satellite services to support operations across Centcom’s areas of responsibility in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Intelsat General will work to provide Centcom up to 288 megahertz of Ku-band connectivity via the subsidiary’s satellite communications technology, the company said Monday. Skot Butler, Intelsat General vice president of satellite networks and […] More
The U.S. Air Forces Central Command has awarded Intelsat General a contract to deliver Ku-band satellite services in support of the command’s communication activities in the Middle East. Intelsat General said Nov. 23 it will provide AFCENT up to 144 megahertz of Ku-band connectivity using the company’s satcom technology. “The deployed airmen are operating satellite ground terminals supporting C4ISR […] More
Intelsat General — a subsidiary of the satellite services conglomerate Intelsat S.A. — moved its headquarters in the summer of last year to Tysons Corner, Va, which also houses offices for the parent company. Kay Sears has led Intelsat General as president for 9 years and the business was one of 14 contractors selected for a potential […] More
In her role at Intelsat, Kay Sears is president of a wholly-owned subsidiary called Intelsat General.  Intelsat General was formed after the Gulf War when the commercial satellite community rallied to support the military in a substantial way.  “There was a realization that the government sector was a very important customer for satellite communications,“ says […] More
General Atomics and an Intelsat subsidiary have conducted tests to demonstrate the compatibility of a satellite platform with the beam switching functionality of an unmanned aerial system. The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems-built Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 UAS was able to transition between the two spot beams on one of Intelsat EpicNG satellites ““ Intelsat 29e ““ […] More
Satellite operators Intelsat and OneWeb, in collaboration with Linchpin Solutions, have performed a demonstration of a global multi-orbit satellite communications system designed to offer soldiers high-throughput connectivity in contested electronic warfare environments. The companies presented to Department of Defense representatives the system’s ability to switch data transport between geostationary orbit and low Earth orbit constellations […] More
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