The system, commercially contracted through the NSPA’s Global Commercially Contracted Satellite Communications Support Partnership (GCC SATCOM SP), will leverage SES’s O3b mPOWER satellite technology. The MGS programme will provide critical resilient satcom capabilities for Luxembourg, its partners and NATO for defence, security and disaster recovery.
The GCC SATCOM Support Partnertship was initially established in October 2022 between Luxembourg and the United States, opening a new era of Space cooperation within NATO.
A Support Partnership (SP), a distinctive feature of NSPA, is a multinational framework established on the initiative of two or more NATO nations wishing to organize common acquisition, support and service activities. The proven mechanism generates economies of scale, commonality, interoperability and opportunities for technological innovation.