Since its founding, Ovzon’s objective has been to deliver the most advanced, high-performance and resilient mobile satellite-based communication service to its customers. In its continual, in-depth dialogue with customers and trusted advisers, the company has combined these insights and requirements with its own insights, experiences, and unique technology. This has led to the design and development of a new generation of satellites with integrated leading-edge technology. All this to be able to deliver the fastest, most secure and best satellite-based communication service – Ovzon SATCOM-as-a-Service – to Ovzon’s customers.

The launch of Ovzon’s first satellite, Ovzon 3 – perhaps the most important milestone to date in the company’s history – is planned for a launch no earlier than late 2023 or early 2024 and will be carried out by SpaceX. The launch of Ovzon 3 is one of the most important milestones in the company’s history to date. The launch was previously planned for the period between December 2022 and February 2023, but due to delays in the production of the satellite, the launch could not be carried out in this window.

The postponement is a consequence effects of COVID-19 as well as of the shortage of key components. Other factors that also had an impact include the completion of a large number of other satellites in the industry. This rescheduling will not impact Ovzon’s current business, service, and support, or deliveries to new or existing customers, since the company had previously secured long-term satellite capacity for Ovzon’s in-demand SATCOM-as-a-Service offering.

Ovzon’s customers continue to show significant interest in and need for the use of Ovzon 3, which is designed to deliver leading industry performance, resilience, and increased mobility once the satellite has reached its final orbit.
OVZON 3
Ovzon’s current satellite-based communication services are delivered through purchased capacity from other satellite operators. Using the company’s unique technology, products, and services for secure communication, Ovzon already has an offering that yields significantly faster and more efficient data transfer than its competitors. Ovzon 3 will facilitate even higher data speeds, and moreover will provide a range of new functions as well as entirely new groundbreaking advantages for Ovzon’s customers.

Advantages of a proprietary satellite:

Leased regional satellite
Control
Control over coverage and networks by owner
Broadband
Up to 20 Mbps /40 Mbps (up/down)
Mobility
Ovzon T6 terminal, laptop size
New functionality
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Proprietary satellite
Increased control
Control over coverage and networks by Ovzon
Up to 5x faster
Up to 100Mbps /200 Mbps (up/down)
Smaller terminals
Ovzon T7 terminals
New functionality
Incl. single-hop direct communication from terminal to terminal

With proprietary satellites, Ovzon’s patented technology can be fully utilized.

1. Increased control

With a proprietary satellite, Ovzon’s customers can choose which portion of the Earth’s surface their satellite-based communication will cover. This makes the service better adapted to customers’ specific needs. Ovzon’s design of the satellite for SATCOM-as-a-Service means the technology, and the satellite’s unique ability, are adapted to both current and future customer needs. Ovzon will be able to provide flexible and rapid steerability of the satellite’s coverage area. Moreover, the regulatory conditions for rapidly shifting and steering the satellite’s coverage area have been taken into account..

2. Faster, more efficient service

Ovzon’s satellite-based communication services are already significantly faster and more efficient than its competitors’. With Ovzon-owned satellites, data transfer, communication speeds, and efficiency can increase in the SATCOM-as-a-Service offering.

3. Smaller and lighter mobile satellite terminals

Ovzon’s mobile satellite terminals, developed in-house, are currently the smallest, lightest, and most user-friendly on the market. Both the first generation of mobile satellite terminal, Ovzon T5, and the current industry-leading terminal, Ovzon T6, are comparable in size to a laptop. Ovzon 3 is designed with the end user in mind, and therefore contains unique integrated technology for secure and efficient communication both via satellite and on the ground. In 2022, the work continued on developing the next mobile satellite terminal, which will be even smaller and lighter and will contain unique technology specifically adapted to the Ovzon 3 satellite. Ovzon will launch this new mobile satellite terminal, Ovzon T7, in connection with Ovzon 3 going online.

4. New revolutionary functionality

With Ovzon 3, the company introduces its On-Board Processor (OBP), developed in-house, which functions as the central hub of the satellite. The OBP will make it possible to offer the following trailblazing functionality:
• The use of Ovzon’s mobile satellite terminals as temporary teleports/gateways, meaning the part of the communication chain that connects the signal to the terrestrial network (e.g., the internet).
• The facilitation of “single-hop communication,” which involves a user on the ground being able to communicate directly with another user via the satellite.

The satellite will be sent to SpaceX satellite launch facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Ovzon’s new on-board processor

With the launch of Ovzon 3, Ovzon will be introducing the industry’sfirst software-defined on-board processor (OBP).

which is the next generation of in-house developed and software-defined data processor in space. It facilitates new applications and unique functions that will allow Ovzon’s customers to benefit fully from Ovzon’s SATCOM-as-a-Service solution.
The OBP architecture facilitates mesh networks and single-hop communication among Ovzon’s mobile satellite terminals such as the forthcoming Ovzon T7. The architecture is distributed across several steerable beams, with minimal delay and full data rates on uplink and downlink. Customers can thus maintain a simultaneous, direct, and secure connection with a gateway and other users, regardless of whether they are located in the same or different coverage areas on the ground.

Stability and reliability are keywords and properties that characterize the design. Encrypted monitoring and control links form the foundation of a secure, nominal network setting while a fully autonomous state can be activated for scenarios where no terrestrial connection other than the user network is available or desired. The systems supports features such as frequency-hopping to counteract jamming and use in environments without GPS coverage.

The OBP platform can be reconfigured and reprogrammed in orbit, which makes the Ovzon service future-proof, and new functions can be activated as customer needs develop over time.

In addition, the next generation of satellite terminals – Ovzon T7 – will come with a built-in modem (OBP compatible) to benefit fully from the advanced functions in the Ovzon on-board processor.

 

Ovzon’s new on-board processor Functions include:
• Single-hop communication
• Cross-connections and routing within and between steerable coverage areas
• Encrypted control links
• Autonomous state
• Frequency-hopping

 

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