The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) has announced that GovSat has become the latest member of the group, with Russ Hogan, the Operations Manager of GovSat named as a Director.
GovSat is operated by LuxGovSat S.A., which is a private-public venture undertaken by the Luxembourg Government and the satellite operator, SES. GovSat’s main priority is to provide secure, reliable and accessible satellite communication services for governments. In Q4 2017, its first satellite GovSat-1, will be operational.
Hogan of GovSat said, “We are pleased to be joining the Satellite Interference Reduction Group. After working with IRG for many years, I’m really proud to be joining the group as a Director. This is an important initiative and its imperative for everyone in the industry to work together to try and combat the issues of interference as a whole. We look forward to getting involved.”
“We are really thrilled that the IRG is growing in members. We are especially pleased to welcome Russ Hogan as a Director. It is pleasing to see such a prominent member of the satellite community really getting involved with interference reduction,” added Martin Coleman, Executive Director of IRG. “It’s significant that GovSat is focusing on satellite interference before it has even launched its first satellite. It’s great to see the industry get so on board with solving these issues.”