GovSat-1 arrives at Cape Canaveral for SpaceX launch in January
Source: AETOS Wire , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Fri January 12, 2018 10:48 am

LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOS Wire)-- The GovSat-1 spacecraft has arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. GovSat-1 is the first satellite of GovSat, which is a brand operated by a joint venture between the Government of Luxembourg and the world-leading satellite operator SES.

It is scheduled for launch at the end of this month on board a SpaceX flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket.

The multi-mission satellite was built by Orbital ATK and is designed for the exclusive use of governments and institutions. Located at the 21.5 degrees East orbital slot, GovSat-1 will serve Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including substantial maritime coverage over the Mediterranean and Baltic seas, and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Patrick Biewer, CEO of GovSat, said, “We are committed to our mission of providing secure satellite communication services for governments and institutions. GovSat-1, with its highly flexible payload featuring advanced encryption and anti-jamming capabilities, will further secure the connectivity for our users’ applications. We are incredibly excited about the upcoming launch of this satellite.”

Photo Captions:
1. (above)  GovSat logo
2. (inset)  For illustrative purposes only (File photo)

Distributed on behalf of GovSat by AETOSWire

 About GovSat
GovSat is a brand operated by LuxGovSat S.A., a public-private joint venture between the Luxembourg government and SES, the world-leading satellite operator. GovSat’s mission is to provide secure, reliable and accessible governmental satellite communication services to address the demand resulting from defence and institutional security applications.

The company’s first satellite GovSat-1 is a multi-mission satellite that will use X-band and Military Ka-band frequencies on high-power and fully steerable mission beams to support multiple operations.

For more information visit:



date:Posted: March 18, 2018
UAE. Internet of Things is rapidly expanding the attack surface of the digital enterprise and exposing it to risk levels not seen before.
date:Posted: March 18, 2018
UAE. Unprecedented disruption is steadily engulfing the regional banking and financial services space with the private sector, governments, and individuals realigning their operations in line with the day-to-day needs of the customer.
date:Posted: March 18, 2018
UAE. UAE leads the MENA IPO value with US$2.2 billion in Q4 2017, raising the highest value since 2014; More regional energy companies to go public in 2018 and beyond.