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May 15th, 2017

LeoSat and CopaSAT Join Technological Forces for Constellation

LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of as many as 108 LEO communications satellites, has entered into a strategic agreement with CopaSAT to market, according to the company, the fastest, most secure and widest coverage HTS data network in the world.

The Military and Government sector relies on a number of key attributes when it comes to communications networks.  Mission-critical operations require advanced sensor capabilities, bandwidth intensive applications and near real-time command and control and the proximity LEO satellites have to the Earth, provides the lower latencies and better data rates that are required to support these capabilities.

With LeoSat’s new architecture that uses inter-satellite laser links, customers will benefit from an optical backbone in space with fiber-like and full duplex gigabit per second data delivery. LeoSat also provides unprecedented security as the data is encrypted from end-to-end across one single network, with no terrestrial touch points. For military or civil government customers, these attributes bring the advantages of increased precision, simplified infrastructure and, therefore, higher success rates for their missions.

Ronald van der Breggen, CCO of LeoSat, stated his company has an excellent relationship with CopaSAT. As the entire global community is getting increasingly dependent on Big Data, specifically the Government and Military markets are faced with new and tough requirements for capacity, latency and security, unmet by existing data infrastructure. With the firm's capabilities, those requirements will be met and, therefore, LeoSat will be seen as a game-changer for the Defense sector’s network operations. Leveraging CopaSAT’s experience and deep relations with the US Government, the company is looking forward to providing CopaSAT with new opportunities through previously unavailable levels of performance, combined with true worldwide reach.

According to Scott Bohnsack, the Vice President of Business Development at CopaSAT, in response to the US Government’s increasing requirements for high-speed data connectivity worldwide, requiring LEO satellite solutions — as confirmed by SOCOM’s recent connectivity requirements — his firm is delighted to work with LeoSat. While there are options available in the market, LeoSat’s security, latency and capacity capabilities are truly unique. Building on the positive response from the military sector which is becoming increasingly interested in the major performance advantages of operating communications networks in low earth orbit (LEO), CopaSAT looks forward to providing LeoSat’s faster than fiber, ultra-secure and highly reliable global data solution — such will enable his firm to respond to specific customer needs in this sector which are not being met by today’s technology.
LeoSat is currently working with Thales Alenia Space to finalize the manufacturing plan, paving the way for the production and deployment of the entire constellation