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Satcom Global Adds SES NSS-6 Satellite to Aura VSAT Network 

By | December 4, 2020

A Satcom Global Aura VSAT installation. Photo: Satcom Global

Satcom Global has added the NSS-6 satellite to its Ku-band Aura Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) network to expand network coverage and capacity across the North Pacific. In a Dec. 1 announcement, Satcom Global said this addition will provide enhanced coverage and improved connectivity for its maritime customers sailing trans-Pacific trade routes, and additional line of sight options if required. 

NSS-6 is a satellite in Geostationary Orbit (GEO) operated by SES. The satellite has 60 high-power Ku-band transponders which can be flexibly allocated to its 6 Ku-band broad beams, and 12 super-high-gain Ka-band spot beams. SES is the primary network supplier for the Aura service. 

This network enhancement follows the addition of SES-14 and SES-15 High Throughput Satellite (HTS) beams to Satcom Global’s flagship VSAT network in early 2020. Satcom Global said it is committed to ongoing technological development of the Aura network, and additional bandwidth is added to the network organically with each customer registration.