This new agreement continues an already long and fruitful partnership with EUMETSAT that started almost 20 years ago. KSAT will provide ground network support from its unique polar station at Svalbard for the EUMETSAT Advanced Retransmission Service (EARS) system. The solution will allow EUMETSAT direct broadcast of data from the EPS, POES, FY3, SNPP/JPSS and EPS-SG satellite series, including processing and dissemination of the products to the users in less than 30 minutes. The near-real time capacity will contribute to improved weather forecast.
The new agreement will provide increased antenna capacity, more flexibility in scheduling as well as built-in redundancy. The solution takes advantage of the synergies with the existing EUMETSAT programs like EPS, EPS-SG, EARS.
– KSAT has a long-lasting relationship with supporting EUMETSAT and has supported the organization with services through many years for EPS, EPS-SG and EARS. We are looking forward to continuing to support EUMETSAT as they are leading the way in the use of new technology to ensure faster access to data and improving weather forecasts. Rolf Skatteboe, CEO and President of KSAT (pictured) says.
– Being the world’s largest provider of ground stations as-a-service, we know what it takes to deliver reliable operations every day, and we are honoured that EUMETSAT has again selected KSAT as their trusted partner, he adds.
KSAT already supports the Metop and the Metop second generation program that will provide Europe with data for accurate weather forecasts till 2042. The KSAT Svalbard Ground Station offer a unique 100% coverage for all the Metop 2G satellites from one ground station and EARS is increasing the usage of these data.