RESTON, Va., 24 Sept. 2015. Global satellite solutions provider SES Government Solutions (SES GS) is building two GEO Uplink Subsystem stations for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to support the next generation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) on the ground and in space.
Data transmitted by the uplink stations will improve the accuracy, integrity, and availability of the global positioning system (GPS) signals intended to enable aircraft to rely on GPS for all phases of flight, including precision approaches to airports within the coverage area.
“SES GS is proud to expand our partnership with Raytheon and the FAA beyond the SES-15 hosted payload to include development, delivery, and operations of the ground uplink stations,” says Corporate Vice President of Development Tim Deaver.
SES GS won the contract to include a WAAS hosted payload on its SES-15 satellite in April 2015. The uplink stations will be built on existing teleport facilities in Washington and California. All ground equipment installation will be completed prior to SES-15’s anticipated launch in the first half of 2017.
SES Government Solutions, a subsidiary of global satellite operator SES, is focused on meeting the satellite communications needs of the U.S. Government. Leveraging more than four decades of experience in the government SATCOM market, SES Government Solutions offers robust and secure satellite-based communications solutions. Supported by SES’s fleet of over 50 satellites offering comprehensive global coverage, SES Government Solutions provides highly reliable fixed and on-the-move capacity.