Astrium Services

Astrium Services - The world’s most advanced, resilient, secure and flexible military satellite communications service

Astrium Services supplies military hardened satellite communications, primarily to the UK armed forces but also to a range of other governments and organisations around the world. Our military satellite communications (Milsatcom) services are delivered through the three Skynet 5 satellites launched between 2007 and 2008. The satellites can be precisely controlled so that pinpoint voice, internet, and broadcast communications can be directed to any part of the globe.

Skynet 5 has been designed to meet the needs of the UK armed forces through to 2022 at least. Under the terms of our arrangements with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), the massive additional capacity designed into the system can be made available to other military and government users, including NATO.

As a company, Astrium Services was established to deliver the Skynet 5 service for the UK armed forces, as part of an innovative and sophisticated £4.0 billion PFI (Private Finance Initiative) arrangement. Astrium Services is wholly owned by EADS, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company.

Our Services - An expanding range of services designed to meet the growing needs of our customers

Our Astrium Services team ensures our customers get the maximum benefit from their communications system. The team is responsible for all aspects of Skynet 5 service delivery, including network operations, maintenance and customer support. .

The flexible and pro-active approach of the team helps ensure the rapid and smooth introduction of new products, services and technologies. Where new commercial products are able to enhance the service provided to our customers, we are quick to embrace these and introduce them into our catalogue.

Services provided include networks & service provision of:

Milsatcom Satellite Services

  • Transponder leasing
  • X-band power & bandwidth services
  • UHF channels

Commercial Satellite Services
Providing the procurement and management of Ku-, C- and L band services

Anchoring & Backhaul Services
Offering of anchoring services at Paradigm’s secure UK sites and support of the backhaul service.

Remote Terminal Services
Terminal Services, for land and sea operations, available as a stand-alone offering or as part of a larger contract.

WelComE Services
Helping forces personnel on operations overseas keep in touch with those back home.


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Astrium Services

Astrium Site
Gunnels Wood Road
United Kingdom

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