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October 16th, 2017

UltiSat Signs On for NASA's Global Hawk Airborne Science Program SATCOM Support

UltiSat, Inc., 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.

The company 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.

Steve Roth, UltiSat Program Director, stated that UltiSat is pleased that the firm’s 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.