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ABS joins the Space Data Association

ABS is the latest global satellite operator to join the Space Data Association (SDA), an international non-profit association of satellite operators.

Formed in 2009, the SDA ensures a controlled, reliable and efficient space environment from global satellite operators. SDA’s members, including the world’s major satellite communications companies, work with all interested entities to define the next generation of STM systems and capabilities.

ABS, founded in 2006, delivers cutting-edge satellite communication connectivity for video, data and telecommunication services to customers around the world. It currently operates 5 satellites, including ABS-2, ABS-2A, ABS-3A, ABS-4/Mobisat-1 and ABS-6, which all provide flexible, powerful and affordable satellite connectivity.

The SDA operates the Space Data Center (SDC) platform which gathers flight dynamics information from the member companies and other available sources to allow conjunction assessments and warning services.

Pascal Wauthier, Chairman and Executive Director, Space Data Association, commented: “We are excited to welcome ABS as a member of our association. Our goal is to bring together satellite operators who value controlled, reliable and efficient data-sharing which is critical to the safety and integrity of the space environment.”

Mike Myers, SVP Satellite & Network Operations of, ABS added: “Not only do we offer our customers a service of the very highest standard through our state-of-the-art facilities, we also support the SDA’s mission to ensure that space is kept safe. By working together and efficiently, we can ensure a safe space environment for all members of the satellite communications industry.”