OneWeb Technologies and Intelsat Demo Global Multi-Orbit Satellite Service to U.S. Department of Defense
Houston, TX – OneWeb Technologies (OWT) the US Proxy organization for OneWeb, a global provider of innovative, secure satellite communications, Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, and Linchpin Solutions, a leader in C5ISR systems and programs, successfully demonstrated a multi-orbit satellite communications solution for representatives of the U.S. Army and Department of Defense (DoD).
This is a strategic demonstration to the U.S. DoD that shows transport diversification between the geostationary orbit (GEO) and low Earth orbit (LEO) constellations with seamless switching between them.
Referred to as Automated Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency (APACE) communications, the solution enables soldiers to survive and excel in contested electronic warfare environments. The reliability of communications is significantly improved by simultaneously sending data over multiple paths and adjusting the traffic flow in real-time between GEO and LEO satellite constellations.
OWT and Intelsat used both GEO and LEO services simultaneously, switching the data flow between orbits instantly at the packet level, using software to determine which connection will provide the best experience based on the technical requirements of the end service. The software solution can be hosted on existing fielded ruggedized virtual machine platforms allowing the system to run in the harshest environments.
Two satellite links were established during the demo – one on the Intelsat 37 (IS-37) satellite and one on a OneWeb satellite. The links communicated through various end-user terminals, including a SatCube terminal, a Kymeta U7/8 terminal, a Litecom
GEO terminal, and a OneWeb Intellian terminal, demonstrating applications such as two-way voice and data downloads and MP4 video.
“This demonstration of low latency, high-capacity throughput via a multi-orbit solution that increases the resiliency of commercial Satcom to DoD and allied partners globally is an important steppingstone as OneWeb rises to the challenges and needs of our customers through partnerships,” said Bob Roe, CEO of OneWeb Technologies, the U.S. Proxy subsidiary of OneWeb.
“This demonstration shows how through the power of partnership, we can provide a reliable, secure, multi-orbit, multi-band capability for the military that connects our warfighters to meet their evolving mission requirements,” said President of Intelsat General, Dave Micha. “This enables the delivery of required connectivity, throughput and services to customers when and where that reliable access is needed, even in the harshest elements.”
OneWeb Technologies is the Government Services subsidiary of OneWeb tasked with providing Five Eyes; NATO; the UN and other strategic partners with next-generation, satellite-based connectivity anywhere in the World, at anytime.
OWT’s global constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, supported by an ecosystem of ground gateways; multi-domain antennas; and software solutions, provides customers with secure, classified and resilient multi-domain connectivity, including positioning, navigation and timing (PNT); co-hosted payloads; and communications on-the-move.
About OneWeb Technologies
OneWeb Technologies is a global a provider of managed satellite communications and professional services to commercial organizations and governments. With access to OneWeb’s Low Earth Orbit satellite constellation through the recent acquisition, OneWeb Technologies has become the premier provider of high-speed, low latency, secure, multi-orbit, satellite network solutions to commercial and government customers. Find out more at OneWeb Technologies.
As the foundational architects of satellite technology, Intelsat operates the world’s most trusted satellite telecom network. We apply our unparalleled expertise and global scale to connect people, businesses, governments, and communities, no matter how difficult the challenge. Intelsat is building the future of global communications with the world’s first hybrid, multi-orbit, software-defined 5G network designed for simple, seamless, and secure coverage precisely when and where our customers most need it. Follow the leader in global connectivity and “Imagine Here,” with us, at Intelsat.com.