Satnews Daily
November 30th, 2016

LeoSat Lands A Launch Partner With Globalsat Group

LeoSat Enterprises is planning to launch a constellation of as many as 108 LEO communications satellites—the company has now entered into a strategic agreement with the Globalsat Group, the leading Pan-American satellite services provider, to market what LeoSat refers to as "the fastest, most secure and widest coverage HTS data network in the world."

LeoSat’s new system of LEO satellites can deliver lower latency and stronger end-to-end security when compared to traditional satellite and terrestrial solutions that are in use today. This is achieved through a unique architecture that uses inter-satellite laser links, creating an optical backbone in space with fiber-like symmetry at gigabit per second speeds, as well as providing unprecedented security, as the data is encrypted from end-to-end across the network, with no terrestrial touch points.

Artistic rendition of a LeoSat satellite on orbit.

LeoSat is currently working with Thales Alenia Space, who is designing and manufacturing these LEO satellites, to finalize the manufacturing plan, which will then pave the way for the production and deployment of the entire constellation.

According to LeoSat’s SVP Sales, Americas, Michael Abad-Santos,the firm is delighted to be partnering with Globalsat Group, an established and highly respected provider of mobile communications services throughout the entire American continent. The consortium’s breadth of services across Government, Enterprise and Maritime markets in the Americas make Globalsat an ideal launch partner for LeoSat. In an increasingly connected world, both of these companies see the importance of providing access to reliable high-speed, low-latency data and voice communications anywhere on the globe. The LeoSat constellation offers a completely new dimension in terms of connectivity and we are already seeing a high level of interest from a number of key markets such as, finance, government and energy.

J. Alberto Palacios, CEO of Globalsat, added that by combining Globalsat Group’s 17 years of industry experience and market access with LeoSat’s innovative infrastructure, customers will use a game-changing service which redefines satellite connectivity in terms of capacity, latency, security, efficiency and coverage. This is possible through a system design combining proven and cutting edge technologies, leaps ahead of projects which look more like science fiction.

Mr. Palacios will be holding a seat in representation of the Globalsat Group on the LeoSat Customer Technical Advisory Committee (CTAC). The committee will advise on system configuration, product design and launch of LeoSat’s upcoming satellite constellation.