SITAEL, BridgeSat to bring laser satellite communications to businesses, government agencies

SITAEL S.p.A. and BridgeSat Inc. has announced the intention to work together to provide businesses and governments across Europe and other regions with affordable access to laser-based satellite broadband, the companies said.

The partnership is the latest milestone toward BridgeSat´s goal of providing organizations worldwide with a faster, less expensive alternative to traditional radio frequency (RF) solutions for low earth orbit (LEO) and geostationary earth orbit (GEO) applications.

SITAEL provides its customers with access to a variety of space services and applications, including in-house design and production of small satellites. BridgeSat owns and operates a global network of ground stations and complimentary satellite terminals that provide high-bandwidth solutions for unique applications while complementing RF in hybrid networks.

The agreement is the beginning of a collaboration that the two companies will put into effect through a EU-based joint venture that will work to expand the global availability of optical communications capabilities.

BridgeSat is enabling future space missions using optical communications solutions through a global network of ground stations and complimentary satellite terminals. These systems enable high bandwidth solutions for unique applications and complement RF in hybrid networks. BridgeSat has further developed applications for LEO and GEO satellite systems. More information can be found at: www.bridgesatinc.com.

SITAEL is the largest privately owned Space company in Italy and worldwide provider of the Small Satellites sector. With over 350 employees and state-of-the-art facilities, SITAEL covers a wide range of activities in development of small satellite platforms, advanced propulsion systems and on board avionics, providing turn-key solutions for Earth observation, telecom and science. For further information visit www.sitael.com.