SES Government Solutions (SES GS) announced it was awarded a contract of $14.5 million to support Thule Air Base in Greenland with critical communications capabilities.
The SES GS solution leverages C-band technology, which is resilient to weather effects, and provides a dedicated reachback beam leveraging single hop connectivity directly to the user site. The SES GS solution also provides redundancy at all levels, to include antennas, uplink and downlink telemetry, ground infrastructure, and restoration capabilities.
SES GS has been the sole provider of commercial satellite communications to Thule Air Base for over 20 years. It has experience overcoming the challenging conditions of operating in Arctic locations, including the extreme cold-weather environment, unpredictable weather patterns, near-horizon location, and logistical challenges.
SES operates the world’s only global satellite fleet of both geostationary and non-geostationary (NGSO) satellites, with expanded capabilities to be deployed in 2022 with the upcoming launch of the next-generation O3b mPOWER constellation.