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GovSat is a public-private joint venture between the Luxembourg government and SES, the world-leading satellite operator. Our mission is to provide secure, reliable and accessible satellite communication services for governments – addressing the demand for connectivity resulting from defence and civilian security applications.

Dedicated entirely to governmental and institutional users, the GovSat-1 satellite features high-powered fully-steerable spot beams and an X-band Global beam. It is equipped with anti-jamming features, encrypted telemetry and control, and uses assured frequencies. This enables an array of applications such as connectivity for theatres of operation, interconnection of institutional or defence sites, border control, ISR, as well as various types of communications for air, land and maritime missions.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin has operated in country for more than 80 years. From postal sorting technology to helping build the UK’s first commercial spaceport, its innovations and partnerships help solve some of the UK’s most complex challenges, contributing to national defence, security and prosperity.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.


NSSLGlobal has been connecting defence, government and disaster responder organisations for decades; delivering assured solutions tailored for use at sea, on land and in the air. We utilise multiple frequency bands and orbital constellations along with our products and services to deliver integrated, assured solutions to over 4,000 commercial and government vessels and over 20,000 land users.  

Our security cleared engineers, solutions and sales teams, many of who are service veterans, have a deep understanding of customer challenges and work closely with our customers to deliver the most appropriate solution. We understand what makes defence use cases different to enterprise and commercial customers; but we also understand how to leverage the capability, cost and scale of enterprise and commercial solutions to integrate and package them specifically to meet current and emerging defence needs.   

The NSSLGlobal Group delivers critical services to the UK MOD for Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels, Commando Forces, Air Assault, Special Operations and National Communications units and specialist RAF aircraft along with services to several NATO nations including Denmark, Germany, Norway and Poland, partner nations such as Sweden, police, security and civil disaster response organisations.

Rivada Space Networks

Rivada Space Networks GmbH is a disruptive new company set to establish and operate the first truly global low latency point-to-point connectivity network of LEO satellites. By connecting its satellites with lasers, Rivada Space Networks will provide resellers and B2B customers with the ability to securely connect any two points on the globe with low latency and high bandwidth.

The constellations, comprising 600 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, will represent a fundamental change in the availability of secure, global, end-to-end enterprise-grade connectivity for Telecom, Enterprise, Maritime, Energy and Government Services markets.­­

Rivada Space Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rivada Networks, Inc.

The Space Alliance

Together, Telespazio and Thales Alenia Space form the Space Alliance, a strategic partnership between Leonardo and Thales. The Space Alliance in the UK is a powerhouse industry team that can draw also on the technologies and resources of Leonardo UK and Thales UK, both well established as national champions in their respective fields. We offer end-to-end solutions from satellite manufacturing to secure ground systems to services. Providing secure connectivity to our customers in both the defence and commercial markets.

Together, this four-company team spends £1.3Bn annually with over 4,000 companies in the UK, invests more than £250M every year in UK-based research and development and employs 14,000 employees across 25 sites in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


At Viasat, we’re driven to connect every warfighter, platform, and node in the battlespace.

As a global communications company, we power millions of fast, resilient connections for military forces around the world – connections with the capacity to transform the mission – in the air, on the ground, and at sea.

Our customers depend on us for connectivity that counts, whether we’re securing the U.S. Government’s networks, delivering satellite and wireless communications to the remote edges of the battlespace, or providing senior leaders with the ability to perform mission-critical communications while in flight. 

We’re driven to redefine connectivity for the battlespace.