As threats to global and national security have heightened, so has the need for a communications platform that can be easily and quickly deployed to and from any location. Space Data’s SkySat Platform balloon-borne repeater system provides the warfighter with high-altitude platforms to instantly relay critical combat voice and data communications between forward-deployed, on-the-move troops, or back to distant control elements under any conditions, including rugged terrain, remote areas and severe weather. This platform is a low-cost system that has many applications for a wide range of government programs, including border patrol and disaster response communications.