May 4, 2022 – SES announced today that its non-geostationary medium-earth orbit (MEO) satellite network will now be part of the GovSatCom-grade satellite communications platform that it has developed with the co-funding by ESA. Thanks to SES’s O3b high-throughput, low-latency and secure communications features, its MEO satellite network is ideal for data-intensive applications sought by the European governments, including Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) operations, high-performance networks, cloud services and allowing for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and more. The new agreement with ESA succeeds PACIS-1 that resulted in the development of a dedicated platform comprising geostationary satellites for governments and institutions — SES’s REACH platform. The new agreement will see the technical integration of the non-geostationary satellites in MEO into the platform, enabling users with even higher performance thanks to the SES’s first MEO constellation, O3b, and its upcoming second-generation MEO system, O3b mPOWER.