GovSat is a brand operated by LuxGovSat S.A., a public-private joint venture between the Luxembourg government and SES, the world-leading satellite operator. The company launched its first satellite, called GovSat-1, on January 31, 2018. It entered into operational service on March 19, 2018. It uses Government use frequency bands, called X-band and military Ka-band. This enables an array of applications such as connectivity for theatres of operation, interconnection of institutional or defence sites, border control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), as well as various types of communications on the move for land and maritime missions. GovSat-1 is positioned at the 21.5 East Orbital position with coverage areas spreading over Europe, Middle East and Africa with maritime coverage for the Atlantic, Baltic, Mediterranean and Indian Oceans.
Our mission is to provide secure, reliable and accessible satellite communication services for governments – addressing the demand for connectivity resulting from defence and civilian security applications. Dedicated entirely to governmental and institutional users, GovSat-1 features high-powered fully-steerable spot beams, an X-band Global beam and a total of sixty-eight transponder equivalent units. It is equipped with anti-jamming features, encrypted telemetry and control, and uses assured frequencies.