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.




New Airborne SATCOM Terminals Are Game Changer

By Kelly Nicklin Satellites cover the majority of Earth. That could be good news for military and humanitarian airborne missions which, by their very nature, must adapt to frequently changing circumstances. Whether manned or unmanned, airborne communications are only as good as the satellite connection through which they transmit. Ku-band may be sufficient in certain […]

XTAR to Participate in Military Mobility Panel at SATELLITE 2015

XTAR vice president of engineering Jim Chambers will join the Government Mobility Solutions: Offering Flexibility in an Uncertain World panel on Wednesday, March 18 at 10:15 a.m. in room 207A at the upcoming SATELLITE 2015 Government & Military Forum in Washington, D.C. The panel, which is co-presented by the Satellite Industry Association and MSUA, will focus on growing government customers’ […]

What’s Broken? Actionable Improvements for DoD SATCOM Acquisition

Bureaucracies move slowly – DoD being no exception. Rules originally put in place for good reason sometimes become outdated and counterproductive. The world has changed. Satellites, and commercial SATCOM specifically, are now an essential – not merely supplemental, but ESSENTIAL – part of the military operational capability. Over the past 10 years or more, commercial […]