Go BVLOS with Inmarsat Velaris

Finally uncrewed aircraft can step up beyond visual line of sight. Uncrewed aerial vehicles stand to completely transform the world in which we live and deliver many societal, humanitarian, environmental, and of course, commercial benefits.

So to all uncrewed aviation. Welcome to commercial airspace from Inmarsat Velaris

230 LEVEL UP ON YOUR SPEED with 230kbps

300g Lightest Satcom Terminals

40+ Safety Services for over 40 years

UAV Safety Service

We think we know a thing or two about safety services, it's part of our DNA. We're committed to protecting people, organisations and governments on land, at seas and in the air through our world-leading, global, mobile satellite communication safety services. From GMDSS on the oceans to the trusted choice for cockpit safety services on 90% of the world’s transoceanic aircraft.

Uncrewed aviation needs a safety service

  1. Ubiquitous high reliability connectivity no matter why you fly, whether behind the shadow of a mountain, or high up in the clouds. 
  2. Accurate positional information, reported back from onboard GNSS systems
  3. The ability to combine and harmonise this data for Unified Traffic Management (UTM)


Built by Inmarsat’s ATM & UTM experts, Velaris is a highly secure BvLOS safety service data link that works wherever your uncrewed assets need to operate for the safe integration of uncrewed aviation into commercial airspace.


Access a range of readily available benefits from our Velaris Partners, made up of some of the biggest names in the industry who offer transformative software and services tested and integrated with our satellite network.


Never worry about having a network signal again. Inmarsat Verlaris is built on the same network that powers our maritime, aviation and land based safety services - our global, fully redundant L-band network with 99.9% reliability, ELERA.

Why Inmarsat

Inmarsat is a proven, trusted aviation connectivity leader, offering an assured, fully-funded future of continual service improvement, to keep pace with your ambitions.


Key enabler of air traffic management for 30 years such as transoceanic satcom for FANS and ATM modernisation such as Iris - the secure IP-connectivity, cost-effective satellite-based data link communication over Europe.


Trusted by global aviation regulators to recommend technological solutions to major industry players.


Inmarsat already has extensive UAV experience working with civil and military governments worldwide. We connect some of the most important uncrewed assets in the world with our highly reliable always on connectivity solution, ELERA.


Inmarsat’s satellite launch roadmap is proactively delivering excess L-band capacity to prepare for the needs of uncrewed aviation, while the network of the future, ORCHESTRA, future-proofs against evolving use cases within the industry by seamlessly integrating LEO and 5G connectivity.


The time is now


  • Reliability: operates over the Inmarsat L-band global satellite network, with 99.9% availability
  • Performance: standard IP at a rate of up to 230kbps with a low latency from 800 milliseconds
  • Easy to integrate: simple for field teams to set up, integrate and maintain without technical expertise or training
  • Cost effective: New low data rate plans for commercial UAV
  • Easy to manage solution: remote terminal management, debugging and configuration options

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Velaris Partner Network

Operate at scale with Velaris’s ability to enable one controller to operate multiple UAVs from a central location. Access a range of readily available benefits from our Velaris Partners, made up of some of the biggest names in the industry who offer transformative software and services tested and integrated with our satellite network.

  1. Incorporate additional, value added, real-time, on demand commercial UAV services into your solutions through our tried and tested Velaris Partner Network: identification, video surveillance, health metrics, voice and more.
  2. Scale these services up and down as and when you need them to optimise operational efficiencies.
  3. No other drone communication service can match Velaris’s reliability in all-weather alongside C2, UTM, HD video, end-to end encryption, and terminals suitable for the vast majority of UAVs used for commercial projects.

"Satcom is crucial in demonstrating that UAVs are safe. Flying out of the range of radio frequency requires satcom. It’s a catalyst."

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