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.




Army’s WIN-T Tests on GATR Terminals Show X-band Satellite Strength and Value

Over the last few weeks, XTAR eagerly anticipated the results of Army’s tests of its new inflatable satellite terminal for robust communications on the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), using X-band. These satellite systems can deliver advanced, high-bandwidth communications to the tactical edge, and they continue to prove the critical role of X-band satellites for the […]

Philip Harlow Interviewed on UK Radio Programme PassW0rd

On November 8, coincident with the Global MilSatCom Conference in London, Philip Harlow, President and COO of XTAR, was interviewed by Peter Warren on the radio show PassW0rd where they discussed contested space, militarization of satellites and orbital debris. You can listen to the interview here where Philip Harlow discusses the many types of risks […]

The DoD is Pressing Hard to be More Innovative in Commercial Space (Part II)

Part II: Is there a disconnect between words and deeds in DoD Innovation and Procurement Practices? The pitfalls seem to lie in the environment and the execution. The DoD has sought the engagement of the commercial space industry to develop innovative solutions that will allow COMSATCOM and MILSATCOM architectures to be interoperable, particularly as it […]

The DoD is Pressing Hard to be More Innovative in Commercial Space (Part I)

Part I: DoD looks to Industry for options; How is that working out so far? When it comes to commercial space use by DoD, their leadership often talks about the need to innovate, and the need to collaborate with their industry partners. With over $1BN being spent annually at the height of the conflicts in […]