Civilian, State and Local
Supporting First Responders
Knight Sky provides reliable, secure and resilient satellite, network and information systems solutions and strategies to Civilian, State and Local agencies. The projects summarized below provide a brief synopsis of the scope of some of the products and services we have successfully delivered to our civilian, state and local customers.
NOAA Satellite Operations Control Center
Knight Sky successfully relocated NOAA's Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) ground equipment, which is the principal source of environmental data for the portion of the globe that is not covered by conventional environmental data sources. Knight Sky was tasked with all of the logistics related to the move of NOAA's POES ground system equipment, which consisted of computer, electronic and other sensitive and hard-to-replace equipment.
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
1.8-meter VSAT Installation and SkyMAX Service
Knight Sky provided turn-key, end-to-end commercial SATCOM services, including satellite airtime, network operations and a 1.8-meter Ku-band VSAT installed on the roof of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management's (VDEM's) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Richmond, Virginia. The primary mission of this terminal is to support the governor of the State of Virginia and the State's primary officials with voice, data and video communications independent of traditional terrestrial communications. The system installed is interoperable with other iDirect-based systems including the U.S. Army Northern Command (NORTHCOM), the National Guard, and DHS, and supports both sensitive-but-unclassified (SBU) and Secret classified data.
Because of the large number of communications antennas also located on the roof of the EOC, Knight Sky performed a detailed site survey and interference analysis prior to the installation.