UltiSat Awarded Contract to Support NASA Global Hawk Program

UltiSat Supports NASA Global Hawk Program

Gaithersburg, MD, USA – October 16, 2017 - UltiSat, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end managed satellite communications (SATCOM) networks and high-touch professional services, announced today that it has 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.

UltiSat 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.

"UltiSat is proud to support this scientific application of our SATCOM services.  We are extremely pleased that our modest 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,” said Steve Roth, UltiSat Program Director.


UltiSat Inc., a Speedcast Company, is a global leader in the provision of mission-critical, managed network solutions and high-touch professional services. Our products and services incorporate Fixed Satellite Service (FSS), Mobile Satellite Service (MSS), wireless and terrestrial technologies.

We support a wide array of customer applications including treaty compliance monitoring, broadband connectivity for Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR), logistics management, maritime and tactical converged networks, and Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR).

UltiSat solutions are offered to end users in some of the most remote and harsh locations in over 135 countries on 7 continents around the globe. With customer networks that vary from a few sites to hundreds of locations, UltiSat's technical expertise and technology-agnostic approach ensures that our customers get the best-fit/best-value solutions.

UltiSat customers include U.S. and foreign government agencies, government contractors, and Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs). 

UltiSat's global infrastructure and technical expertise means we have the reach and know-how needed to design large-scale, complex networks anywhere in the world.