SES introduces satellite communications vehicle

"The Rapid Response Vehicle can provide multi-band, multi-orbit connectivity to support virtually any situation imaginable, anywhere," said Nicole Robinson, corporate vice president for SES' Government Market Solutions.
By Richard Tomkins  |  April 20, 2017 at 2:17 PM
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April 20 (UPI) -- Luxembourg's SES is marketing a SATCOM vehicle that provides rapid collaborative communications technologies over multiple orbits and frequencies.

Those orbits and frequencies include Ku-, Ka- and Military X- and Ka-bands, across the company's GEO fleet and fiber-like Ka-band delivered over its MEO constellation.

"The Rapid Response Vehicle can provide multi-band, multi-orbit connectivity to support virtually any situation imaginable, anywhere," Nicole Robinson, corporate vice president of SES' Government Market Solutions, said in a press release. "This includes missions related to border security, defense, peacekeeping, support for humanitarian operations and response to natural disasters, as well as commercial applications."

SES said the system enables high-definition video conferencing, streaming, voice, GSM backhaul, high-speed broadband, and large data file transfers in locations where infrastructure is non-existent or destroyed.

The RRV system is plug-and-play. It uses modular features that can integrate and deploy a wide range of communication technologies and devices. One capability is tactical persistent surveillance using a lighter-than-air aerostat carrying optional electro-optical sensor and communications payloads.

The RRV is available for purchase or lease, SES said.

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