Ballasalla, Isle of Man, 9th November 2021 – ABS is the latest global satellite operator to join the Space Data Association (SDA), an international non-profit association of satellite operators.
Formed in 2009, the SDA ensures a controlled, reliable and efficient space environment from global satellite operators. SDA’s members, including the world’s major satellite communications companies, work with all interested entities to define the next generation of STM systems and capabilities.
ABS, founded in 2006, delivers cutting-edge satellite communication connectivity for video, data and telecommunication services to customers around the world. It currently operates 5 satellites, including ABS-2, ABS-2A, ABS-3A, ABS-4/Mobisat-1 and ABS-6, which all provide flexible, powerful and affordable satellite connectivity.
The SDA operates the Space Data Center (SDC) platform which gathers flight dynamics information from the member companies and other available sources to allow conjunction assessments and warning services.
Pascal Wauthier, Chairman and Executive Director, Space Data Association, commented: “We are excited to welcome ABS as a member of our association. Our goal is to bring together satellite operators who value controlled, reliable and efficient data-sharing which is critical to the safety and integrity of the space environment.”
Mike Myers, SVP Satellite & Network Operations of, ABS added: “Not only do we offer our customers a service of the very highest standard through our state-of-the-art facilities, we also support the SDA’s mission to ensure that space is kept safe. By working together and efficiently, we can ensure a safe space environment for all members of the satellite communications industry.”
For more information about joining the Space Data Association, please visit https://www.space-data.org/sda/why-join-2/
About the SDA
The Space Data Association Limited (SDA) is a non-profit international association of satellite operators that supports the controlled, reliable and efficient sharing of data critical to the safety and integrity of the space environment. The SDA is open to all satellite operators and other participants. Its membership comprises many of the world’s major satellite communications companies. http://www.space-data.org/sda/
ABS creates and delivers innovative services that meet current and future customer demands. It delivers satellite communications connectivity for video, data, and telecommunication services globally through a fleet of five satellites: ABS-2, ABS-2A, ABS-3A, ABS-4/Mobisat-1 and ABS-6 serving over 180 countries. From broadcast, data, government, mobility and ABSPlus value-added services, ABS ensures essential delivery for a broad spectrum of satellite communications requirements. For more information, please visit https://www.absatellite.com