Closer to Earth. Lower the Latency.

The digital transformation initiatives across government agencies and the military are giving rise to a new generation of cloud-native, network-enabled applications, systems and solutions that are mission critical to their users, but only available with high-bandwidth network connectivity. Adding to this massive bandwidth requirement is the proliferation of sensors and the desire to aggregate and analyze data generated in the field.

Unfortunately, the high-bandwidth connectivity that is offered by terrestrial networks has historically been unavailable to government and military users at the tactical edge. Until now.

Fiber-like speed

Speeds up to 600 megabits per second operating in a duplex mode

Intelligence gathering

Sensors collect terabytes of information that can be rapidly sent where needed

Highly secure

MEO solution is HAIPE compliant and mitigates EMI/RFI vulnerability risks

Discover O3b

O3b is a high throughput satellite (HTS) constellation in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) delivering fiber-like connectivity to users with remarkable reliability enabling government agencies and military organizations to deliver the same communication capabilities and connectivity to the tactical edge that is available on base or in their offices.

Altitude Makes All The Difference

The distance separating a satellite from the Earth can result in higher latency and make a world of difference in the performance of critical government communications systems and applications.

Here’s how Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) stack-up:

Introducing: mPOWER

Starting in 2022, SES Space & Defense will offer O3b mPOWER, the next-generation MEO communications system capable of delivering network services with resilient high throughput, low-latency performance. 

The eleven next-generation High Throughput Satellites (HTS) that will initially comprise the O3b mPOWER service will set a new industry benchmark for scale, flexibility, and performance. The new O3b mPOWER service will provide government users:

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O3b mPOWER is the only satellite communications system that can reliably and dynamically scale to deliver thousands of uncontended services ranging several to multiple per connection. Giving government users the opportunity to harness carrier-grade, cloud-optimized network services for government missions. 

O3b mPOWER offers system intelligence and beamforming capabilities that provide total flexibility to shape, moderate, route, shift, and switch more than 4,000 beams per satellite in real time to tailor and deliver bandwidth virtually anywhere.

Flexible, high-speed return paths enable edge computing, event streaming, and IoT applications which were never before available over satellite. The flexibility inherent in the system allows government users to land data traffic where they want – whether it be at a cloud service provider partner, a secure headquarters site, a peer site, or the nearest military base or government building.

O3b mPOWER is a resilient, high-availability system that is engineered with user performance requirements in mind. O3b mPOWER delivers the industry’s most robust and comprehensive service level agreement (SLA) covering throughput, latency, and availability. The low-latency connectivity inherent in MEO constellations delivers superior performance in critical cloud applications for government agencies.

Unmatched throughput, low-latency, and direct cloud access provide government users the ability to push their capabilities to the tactical edge, even in austere environments – enabling ultimate productivity, operational agility, mission assurance, and readiness.


For more information call 703-610-1000.