Custom Satellite Communications Solutions (CS3)


UltiSat, Inc. is an awardee on the Complex Commercial SATCOM Solutions (CS3) contact under the General Service Administration (GSA) Complex Commercial SATCOM Solutions (CS3) IDIQ Contract. This is a ten (10) year contract that enables U.S. Federal agencies to purchase solutions which incorporate commercial satellite communication services through the General Services Administration (GSA).  The multiple-awardee, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract has an estimated value of $2.5 billion over its 10-year term. The CS3 contract is the successor to the Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) and CS2-Small Business (CS2-SB), to which UltiSat, Inc. was also an awardee. 

In the lineage of the FCSA Program, CS3 is an agency-unique acquisition solution that aligns with COMSATCOM service areas and allows customers direct source access to the best value solutions, while providing a full range of services. Descriptions of the primary service areas are as follows:

  • Transponded capacity consists of dedicated bandwidth on a commercial satellite in any commercially available frequency band.
  • Subscription services entail preexisting, pre-engineered satellite services solutions, including terminals, in any commercial frequency band.
  • Complex Solutions address non-standard, customized engineered offerings by a single provider to meet customers’ unique satellite communications needs. These solutions may include any combination of fixed satellite services or mobile satellite services components, along with service enabling components such as terminals, teleport, and terrestrial interface tail circuits.

Solutions include:

In response to the complex and varied nature of the Federal Government’s COMSATCOM requirements, CS3 offers multifaceted capabilities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Interactive Services
  • Continuity of Operations
  • Broadcast Satellite Services
  • Fleet and Asset Tracking and Reporting Services
  • Emergency Responder Operations
  • Steady State Operations
  • Direct Customer Operations


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.