Trusted Satellite Operator

XTAR is a trusted commercial satellite operator exclusively providing services in the X-band frequency range, which is the communications cornerstone of today's military, diplomatic, humanitarian and emergency disaster response operations. A privately-owned and operated company, XTAR supports the critical satellite communications needs of governments around the world through its two X-band payloads.


With its high-powered 72 MHz transponders and global, fixed and steerable beams, XTAR provides over 4 GB of cost-effective, flexible, secure X-band capacity with coverage from Denver east to Singapore. The system can accommodate massive wideband data requirements and provides overlapping coverage with regional redundancy for increased service and reliability.


XTAR bandwidth is not application-specific; it can support and transmit to any one of the primary architectures used by government agencies today, including fixed-to-fixed, tactical-to-tactical, reach-back, broadcast and airborne platforms.


When your mission depends on fast, flexible, secure satellite communications capacity, look to XTAR as your trusted partner.




Critical Communications Amid Heightened Tensions

The recent attacks in Paris, the refugee crises at border crossings, and the overall heightening of security in major cities are grave reminders of the importance of rapid deployments by military, security and special forces. And where there are forces, there must be communications links that are swiftly implemented, robust and secure. Whether a contingent […]

You Have a Choice – USE IT!

“Anytime, anyplace, anywhere” – for those that remember it sounds like the old 1970’s Martini advert. In times of uncertainty, this has become the de-facto mantra of governments worldwide; demanding from its military and security forces the ability to respond “Anytime, anyplace, anywhere” to meet its future defence needs.

XTAR Celebrates 10 Years of Service as the World Celebrates 70 Years of Satcom

70 years ago, in October 1945, on the heels of World War II, Arthur C. Clarke published his now famous article in Wireless World, “EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL RELAYS, Can Rocket Stations Give World-wide Radio Coverage?” It would be 12 more years before the Russians would launch Sputnik, followed closely by the U.S. with Explorer 1 on a Jupiter […]

Lickity Split SATCOM Service

A SATCOM terminal manufacturer had been tasked with finding X-band space segment capacity and needed to quickly test their new mobile terminal for military users at Fort Bragg, NC. The catch was they needed service that same day!