Satellite and Space Systems Practice
Is space the final frontier? We believe it certainly is a dynamic marketplace, with enormous opportunities requiring substantial investment and risk, coupled with unique regulatory, commercial, technological, security and contracting challenges. For these reasons, we maintain a team of top global professionals and satellite partners, who are solely dedicated to this ICT sub-sector’s client unique requirements.
Our Satellite and Space Systems Practice supports commercial and government planning initiatives associated with fixed satellite services (FSS), broadcast satellite services (BSS), mobile satellite services (MSS), earth exploration and science satellites, and radio navigation satellites. We cover the ground to the sky (and back), and from the enterprise to the dish, wherever that dish transmits and receives.
Our Satellite and Space Systems Practice global team’s capabilities include:
Budgeting and Financial Analysis
Structuring purchase and services contracts and procurements for manufacturing, launching and operating satellite systems (new-build or in-orbit, including launch services, telemetry, tracking, and command services, gateway facilities and transponder sale and satellite capacity agreements)
Financing (structuring and project finance), asset-based lending, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions; public offerings and private placements; export credit; IPOs
Insurance and Risk Management (satellite launch, in-orbit and third-party liability risks for satellite manufacturers, operators and launch companies; political risk)
Intellectual Property Protection
Market / Business Planning; Competitive Analysis and Strategy (market / service offering / vendor)
Negotiating satellite capacity agreements, partnerships and ventures
Regulatory (domestic and international) / Orbital Slot and Frequency Coordination / Due Diligence & Filings / Export and Import of Spacecraft and Equipment
Satellite Systems Design / Space Systems Management / Satellite Operations and TT&C systems (teleport development, network design and management, end-to-end solutions, facilities security / operation)
Our Satellite Practice team – a crew of 18 senior professionals - includes partners, affiliates and private practitioners that include:
Space and Satellite System CIOs, CFOs CTOs and former Senior Vice Presidents, each with a minimum of 20+ years experience from regional and global satellite operators and service providers, in addition to their top academic and international project credentials
Space and Satellite Industry Specialists (Market and Competitive Analysis; Business Planning)
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP (Legal)
Telecomm Strategies (Regulatory)
We bring our clients experience from satellite and space system clients that include:
Africa Broadcast Satellite
Asia Broadcast Satellite (HK)
Hughes Network System
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
New Skies Satellite (NV)
O3b Networks Ltd.
SES Americom & SES World Skies
U.S. Space LLC
XM Satellite Radio
Please contact us directly for additional information regarding our capabilities and professionals in this highly-specialized practice area.