Our Vision

Be the leading provider of commercial satellite communication solutions to the U.S. Government.

Our Mission

Provide our U.S. Government customers with superior satellite communications, hosted payloads, and end-to-end solutions to meet their mission critical needs.

Bandwidth & Capacity

SES Space & Defense provides secure high throughput, low-latency satellite communication solutions to the U.S. Government and military wherever the mission takes them. With global coverage, users can access reliable connectivity across land, air, and sea domains.

About Us

SES Space & Defense has provided bandwidth, end-to-end satellite communications solutions, and hosted payload opportunities to the U.S. Government and the military for more than 40 years.

When SES Space & Defense primes an effort, performance is assured, and risk diminished. 

Our team capitalizes on customer satisfaction, industry-leading performance, and sensitivity to requirements no matter how simple or complex the task. 

With more than 70 satellites in orbit covering 99 percent of the world’s population and a robust satellite schedule that includes an average of 3-4 satellite launches per year – SES Space & Defense ensures future capacity and an abundance of hosted payload opportunities in the years ahead. 

Custom End-to-End SATCOM Solutions

SES Space & Defense offers the full spectrum of dedicated services to our U.S. Government customers and industry partners with our strategic satellite solutions. These solutions equip our customers not only with the secure, reliable connection they’ve trusted for over 40 years – we also provide the launch, satellite, operations and support.

What You Can Expect:

  • Over 70 GEO satellites with an industry-leading 99.99% network availability
  • 20 MEO high throughput satellites
  • Scalable GEO & MEO solutions
  • Large fleet capacity to manage new requirements and coverage areas
  • Highly reliable and secure links
  • Transponder positioning
  • Full or partial transponders
  • Long-term, short-term and occasional use
  • Portability
  • Multiple protection levels
  • Opportunities to engage in fleet development and investment process to ensure capacity is available when and where it is needed for future Government missions

Our Strategic Satellite Solutions Offer:

  • Affordability
  • Superior reliability ensuring mission success
  • 24/7 customer service support
  • Maximization of bandwidth utilization
  • Government payloads on commercial satellites
  • Custom designed transponders
  • Satellite construction in less than 24 months
  • Full spacecraft partnerships and planning
  • Spacecraft infrastructure development
  • Shorter planning cycle


For more information please call 703-610-1000