UltiSat awarded contract to support NASA Global Hawk program
(16 October 2017 - UltiSat) UltiSat, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end managed satellite communications (SATCOM) networks and high-touch professional services, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) to support Global Hawk communications for NASA’s Airborne Science Program.
Under this contract, UltiSat will provide commercial Ku-band satellite capacity with coverage of the Continental United States (CONUS), Atlantic and Pacific areas of operation.
UltiSat has extensive experience and a proven track record of supporting U.S. Government and federal agencies as a trusted partner of secure, reliable SATCOM solutions. NASA AFRC operates Global Hawk UAV aircraft that are used for atmospheric research. The real-time data helps scientists on the ground to better assess and monitor tropical storms as they develop. This data can greatly enhance the ability to forecast storm tracks and potential landfall points. The enhanced fidelity of these projections significantly improves the accuracy and timeliness of the advanced notifications issued to those most likely to be affected.
"UltiSat is proud to support this scientific application of our SATCOM services. We are extremely pleased that our modest contribution to the Airborne Science Program will help to enhance the ability to forecast storm strength and path, provide more accurate warnings to the most likely affected populations, and in the end save lives,” said Steve Roth, UltiSat Program Director.
Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, UltiSat provides a wide range of satellite communications products, services and infrastructure incorporating Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), Comms-on-the-Move (COTM), Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR), teleport infrastructure, Network Operations Center (NOC), and mobile satellite services (MSS) in support of mission-critical applications. UltiSat delivers high-value solutions to end users in some of the most remote and harsh environments in over 130 countries on 7 continents. With customer networks that vary from a few sites to hundreds of locations, UltiSat's technical expertise and technology-agnostic approach ensures that our customers get the best-fit/best-value solutions. UltiSat customers include U.S. and foreign government agencies, government contractors, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and multinational enterprises.