Arabsat links with ‘Space Belt’
June 27, 2018
By Chris Forrester
Riyadh-based Arabsat has signed a MoU with Cloud Constellation Corp of Los Angeles to use a proposed constellation of 12 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites.
Cloud Constellation calls its patented scheme ‘Space Belt’ and Arabsat says it will use the LEO craft for a “space-based cloud service for securing high-value and highly sensitive data assets by providing data storage in space and global, secure managed network services.”
Cloud Constellation will leverage Arabsat’s market position and expertise in delivering SpaceBelt Data Security as a Service suite of products to a broad range of customers throughout the Gulf region. The SpaceBelt network communicates with secure access points located at enterprise, government and military facilities via connectivity with geosynchronous satellites (GEO).
The pair are looking to tap into the risk from cyber security, where either through malicious or criminal attacks, or simple human error as well as the inevitable technical glitches, is now a major worry for business and organisations.
Cloud Constellation has ordered launches for its satellites with Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne space plane.