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Our Mission

COMSAT, Inc. is a leading operator of customized, secure end-to-end satellite communications services. We deliver a full portfolio of fixed satellite solutions (C-Band, Ku-Band, Ka-Band, X-Band and UHF), mobile satellite solutions (Inmarsat, Thuraya and Iridium) and teleport services to aeronautical, land-mobile and maritime users in multiple markets, including U.S. government and military, global governments and commercial maritime. COMSAT is wholly owned by Satcom Direct (SD). SD offers world-class global communications services, support, and technology to business and general aviation, military, government, emergency response, media, and others who depend on reliable, global communications. SD supports customers via locations around the globe including our world headquarters and network operations center (NOC) located in Melbourne, Florida.

Our History

COMSAT was originally created by the Communications Satellite Act of 1962 and incorporated as a publicly traded company in 1963. Its initial purpose was to serve as a public, federally funded corporation intended to develop a commercial and international satellite communications system press. With its rich heritage and as one of the pioneers in the satellite communications industry, COMSAT has been committed to the advancement of the industry since its creation in 1962. Our mission is to ensure the success of our customers’ missions by providing secure, world-class satellite communications services for aero, land and maritime users. For the past five decades, COMSAT has played an integral role in the growth and advancement of the industry, including being a founding member of Intelsat, operating the Marisat fleet network, and founding the initial operating system of Inmarsat from our two earth stations.