First out is a brand new 7,3m tri-band antenna on the Inuvik Satellite tv for pc Station Facility (ISSF) in Canada. Collectively these 4 antennas will lengthen the SSC’s capability and functionality by including additional connectivity for polar orbiting satellites. The announcement marks one more step in SSC’s main extension in the direction of a completely international Ka-band connectivity by the tip of 2021.
LVA 7.three m SSC-owned triband antenna Inuvik, Canada in the course of the set up in August, 2020. (courtesy: Bob Malkemes)
“This funding is a crucial a part of our international floor station community growth, aiming at assembly the pressing and rising demand for top downlink capability for top decision earth remark information. We see a shiny future on the ISSF and have already got a number of prospects ready to start their operations from the brand new institution. The market demand is our fundamental driver and we’re gearing up accordingly”, says Patrik Melvås, Head of Enterprise Growth at SaMS, SSC.
The brand new 7,three meter antenna, owned and operated by SSC, options tri-band functionality accommodating S-, X- and Ka-band frequencies. Along with the 2 current SSC antennas on the ISSF website, the brand new institution will add to the corporate’s unmatched polar connectivity for satellite tv for pc operations. As a part of the general polar websites extension, three extra antennas will even be launched later this 12 months; one on the Inuvik Satellite tv for pc Station in Canada and two at Esrange Area Heart in Sweden.
“We’re happy to help SSC’s growth at ISSF. SSC’s upgraded capabilities will meet a rising market demand for elevated connectivity to polar orbiting satellites, confirming that Inuvik really is a worldwide vacation spot for polar spacecraft operations”, says Éric Loubier, Director Common, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Statement.
The polar growth is central in assembly the rising demand from satellite tv for pc house owners who select to function their polar orbiting satellites by means of the twin use of northernly situated floor stations. The brand new institution can be an essential a part of SSC’s complete frequency improve. By the tip of 2021 the corporate may have put in Ka-band functionality throughout its international community, making SSC the primary firm to supply a really international business and multi-mission Ka-band capability community; presently throughout strategic places in Chile, Thailand, Canada and Sweden.
“Polar connectivity is especially difficult as a result of busy satellite tv for pc visitors, which is why lots of our prospects select to help their satellites by means of the twin use of our floor stations in Sweden and Canada; what we name the ‘Kinuvik’ idea. This complementary protection ensures elevated resilience and longer satellite tv for pc passes. The urge for food for Kinuvik may be very excessive and we are going to proceed to take a position to satisfy this rising market demand. Moreover, the addition of Ka-band frequency to our international community will enable our prospects to function a lot increased information volumes”, says Dan White, EVP Americas Area at SSC.