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High-speed Communications for Government Aircraft: Interview with IGC’s Robert McCord

August 21, 2020 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier Government

The company’s Senior Manager for Market Development, Robert McCord, spoke to Air Force Technology about FlexAir, Intelsat General’s managed service providing high data rate connectivity for government aircraft. Q: How did FlexAir come about? Robert McCord: FlexAir came about as a result of customer requirements for a managed service that was s ... Read More

Intelsat Upgrades Network Providing In-Store Entertainment at Military Exchanges

October 18, 2019 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier Government

Intelsat General recently began delivering television and radio programming to more than 900 retail outlets operated by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) at military bases around the world. But rather than transmitting the programming by satellite continuously so that it can be shown to customers on in-store monitors or heard over ... Read More

Disaster Response Team Connects Communities in Wake of Devastating Storm

September 11, 2019 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier Government

About In the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, two former Marines noticed a disturbing problem: Emergency disaster relief was dangerously slow, leaving survivors without critical resources like water and medical care. Assembling a small team of veterans, they deployed to Haiti and provided critical aid to thousands of survivors. Team Rubicon ... Read More

A ‘New Chapter’ in Government Procurement of Satellite Solutions

February 20, 2019 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier

At the end of 2018, division chief Clare Grason and her entire satellite communications team at the Defense Information Systems Agency moved over to work in the same capacity under Gen. John (“Jay”) Raymond at the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). As she said of the transfer in November at the Global MilSatCom conference in ... Read More

Powering Government Aircraft Missions with Reliable Ku-band Connectivity

December 14, 2018 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier

While reliable inflight WiFi is quickly becoming a ‘must have’ for commercial air travel, the need for uninterrupted connectivity to small mobility terminals supporting mission critical applications has long been an indisputable and unnegotiable requirement for government aviation. Whether responding to an emergency situation, running an ISR o ... Read More

IntelsatOne FlexAir Coming This Summer for Government Aircraft Operations

July 09, 2018 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier

The technology we have brought to market with our new Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites is changing the way we deliver capabilities and services to our government customers. Unlike wide-beam satellites, these new HTS platforms use power-concentrated spot beams to deliver signals reaching small mobility terminals and allowing users to leve ... Read More

Recent Tests and Case Studies Show How Intelsat Epic Is Redefining the Capabilities of Airborne Applications

March 01, 2018 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier

Our first Intelsat Epic satellite has been in space a little over two years now, and we have launched four more since then. With five of these high-throughput satellites (HTS) in orbit and being used by our customers, we have gained quite a bit of both test data and real-world experience demonstrating the capabilities and ... Read More

Recent Tests and Case Studies Show How Intelsat Epic Is Redefining the Capabilities of Airborne Applications

March 01, 2018 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier

Our first Intelsat Epic satellite has been in space a little over two years now, and we have launched four more since then. With five of these high-throughput satellites (HTS) in orbit and being used by our customers, we have gained quite a bit of both test data and real-world experience demonstrating the capabilities and ... Read More

Podcast – Skot Butler Discusses New Space, Big Data, HTS and Mobility

October 23, 2017 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier

CDC Relies on Intelsat Network for African Field Offices

August 17, 2017 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier Government

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has operations in more than 50 countries, but in recent years Africa has emerged as a central area of focus following efforts to contain the West African Ebola virus epidemic that began in late 2013 and to prevent another outbreak. The agency has 14 field offices in 13 ... Read More

Portable Satellite Antennas Brought Relief Following Alabama Tornados

July 18, 2017 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier Government

The spate of tornadoes and tropical storms in the United States over a number of months left millions of people without power, telephone or internet connections, often for more than a week. Unfortunately, devastating wind and rain storms often knock out communications to local emergency responders in hard-hit areas, limiting their ability to respo ... Read More

North Dakota UAS Training Center Depends on IGC Satellite Connectivity

July 17, 2017 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier Government

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have played an important role in the U.S. military’s operations in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia in recent years, using ever-more-sophisticated on-board sensors and cameras to provide valuable intelligence to troops on the ground. As the UAS technology has evolved, companies s ... Read More

WAAS Hosted Payload on Galaxy-15

April 19, 2017 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier Government

The Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) uses a system of dozens of ground stations in various CONUS locations to provide necessary augmentations to the GPS standard positioning navigation signal. A network of precisely-surveyed ground Reference Stations are strategically positioned across the U.S. including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico to colle ... Read More

Intelsat General Provides Connection for Education and Health Network in Rural Alaska

April 18, 2017 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier Government

The vast state of Alaska has fewer residents than tiny Delaware, and more than half of Alaskans live in rural areas or small villages hundreds of miles from modern hospitals. Because of the state’s enormous size, harsh winters and often-impassable terrain, traveling for routine and even emergency medical care is difficult, if not impossible, for ... Read More

Satellite Is the Only Way to Transmit Tsunami Warning Data in Alaska

April 18, 2017 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier Government

The National Weather Service may use the least amount of bandwidth of any of Intelsat General’s customers, but someday, one of the tiny streams of Weather Service data going to the satellite could save lives. The data is collected from a string of approximately 10 remote sites along the coast of Alaska that measure minute ... Read More

Satellite Coverage for Polar Bears and Penguins

April 04, 2017 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier Government

Although children’s books and animated films often show them frolicking together, penguins and polar bears actually occupy opposite ends of the earth. Polar bears are found in the far northern latitudes, while penguins occupy the world’s southern oceans and land masses. But Intelsat General provides satellite connectivity to customers with fac ... Read More

IGC Teams with By Light to Support Hurricane Relief in Haiti

January 24, 2017 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier Government

A few days before Hurricane Matthew roared into the Caribbean, officials at By Light Professional IT Services in Arlington, VA, heard from the Defense Logistics Agency that the U.S. military might need commercial satellite capacity for relief efforts. By Light is a service-disabled veteran-owned business with a contract to provide the DoD with sat ... Read More

Knight Sky Uses Intelsat Satellite to Provide Disaster Communications

August 15, 2015 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier Government

As Hurricane Arthur, the first named storm of the year, roared toward the Outer Banks of North Carolina on the afternoon of July 3, employees at Knight Sky in Frederick, MD, were working with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), planning for the worst. Happily, the worst did not happen. ... Read More

Open or closed HTS architectures – Which is Better for You?

June 09, 2015 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier

The new high-throughput satellite (HTS) systems that have been announced or deployed have created great anticipation among satellite customers for major performance improvements. While the messaging has often focused on a satellite’s aggregate gigabits per second (Gbps), there is more to these HTS systems than raw capacity. Customers also need t ... Read More

Building ISR Needs Into Special Operations Planning

June 02, 2015 Government Blog - Satcom Frontier

The growing deployment of special forces continues to drive ISR demands higher, leading to greater reliance on more satellite bandwidth. But the new budgetary climate requires that U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) plan more carefully for all of its missions including how to ensure these critical communications moving forward. That was the c ... Read More