[Via Satellite 3-18-2015] Eutelsat announced the creation of a new division in the United Kingdom that will drive its strategy for serving providers of end-to-end government services, NGOs and institutional agencies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Eutelsat Government EMEA will be located at Harwell, near Oxford, in security-cleared facilities at the heart of an emerging community of space-based companies and agencies that include ECSAT, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) new facility for space applications and telecommunications, and the Satellite Applications Catapult (formerly the International Space Innovation Centre).
Eutelsat Government EMEA will complement Eutelsat America’s efforts through marketing of satellite capacity to government service providers and providers of disaster recovery and humanitarian communications in the EMEA region. It will leverage Eutelsat’s portfolio of C-, Ku- and Ka-band satellites that provide global coverage and are available from small circuits to multiple transponders.
Eutelsat Government EMEA will, in addition, leverage Eutelsat’s experience on joint satellite programs and hosted payloads, which include the Raytheon payload for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the Eutelsat 117 West B satellite and the European Data Relay System (EDRS) payload for ESA on Eutelsat 9B.
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