Herndon, Va., April 28, 2015 –XTAR, LLC has offered to provide X-band satellite capacity to search and rescue efforts and organizations operating in the wake of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal. The company, which has full satellite coverage over the region, will subsidize its capacity for relevant organizations including government agencies and affiliated NGOs.
“Satellite communications are often the first and only link to needed resources in catastrophic natural disasters,” said Philip Harlow, President and Chief Operating Officer of XTAR. “We want to get the word out that XTAR will work with anyone in need to provide the necessary satellite communications services and capabilities to assist groups affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal.”
Organizations and groups interested in using XTAR capacity should contact the company directly at +1 (571) 281-3572.
XTAR, LLC is a privately owned satellite operator delivering X-band services to U.S. and Allied government users. Its two satellite payloads, with high-powered global, fixed and steerable spot beams, readily support mobile applications. Today, XTAR enables mobile command posts, disaster response operations, special operations platforms on land and sea, and airborne sensor data operating in the harshest environments.
Interoperable with WGS, XTAR provides a range of services such as short term solutions for initiating or maintaining coverage, a layered approach to use the two systems in tandem, or as a long term alternative. XTAR users experience non-pre-emptible space segment, operational independence, and faster certification of new technology. Available coverage is from Denver east to Singapore. www.xtar.com