April 12, 2022 – Comtech Telecommunications is supplying gateway and user terminal antenna systems to SES for its second-generation O3b mPOWER Medium Earth Orbit (“MEO”) satellite constellation. These antenna solutions are part of Comtech’s Failsafe Communications product suite and were designed and will be manufactured at Comtech’s new technology center in Basingstoke, United Kingdom. Comtech’s antenna systems that can be used with the O3b mPOWER satellite constellation range in size from the 5.5-meter gateway intended for telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C) to 2.4-meter antennas for enterprise and government use. Compared with existing O3b gateways, Comtech’s dual-drive X/Y antennas offer huge advantages over traditional Azimuth/Elevation systems, to include precision tracking, multi-orbit support and easier installations. Comtech’s carbon fiber reflector is a light weight, rigid structure, and stable over extreme temperature ranges, which is critical for Ka-band surface accuracy. The lighter-weight reflector design utilizes smaller drive motors, experiences less component stress for longer life and lower power consumption during the constant trace/retrace operation needed for non-geostationary satellite tracking, resulting in overall lower capital and operational costs.