Satellite communications

Satellite communications (SatCom) refers to a service or commodity-based procured satellite communication capacity on the global open market providing a degree of ‘on-demand’ access.

Secure satellite communications

Secure SatCom represents satellite communication services with embedded protection mechanisms against interference, interception, intrusion, and cyber-security threats.

Sensitive, non-classified information

Sensitive but non-classified information means that this information needs to be protected by the European Commission because of legal obligations laid down in the Treaties or in acts adopted in implementation thereof, and/or because of its sensitivity.


It is the process of implementing and developing technical standards based on the consensus of different parties, including firms, users, interest groups, standards organisations and governments.


Surveillance is one of the GOVSATCOM fields of application, which covers operations carried out by the border surveillance community and the maritime community, related to the monitoring and control of traffic and illegal activities for land and sea.