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Inauguration of new KSAT antenna in Maspalomas

Hosted by INTA, KSAT expands its capacity and global coverage by declaring a new 5m antenna operational in Maspalomas.

The Spanish Public Research Organisation National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA) will host the antenna at their ground station in Maspalomas, Canary Islands. The grand opening in June 2022 includes one antenna, but in the future KSAT plans to add more.

The antenna at this ground station is also the first of the KSAT next-generation virtualized architecture, capable of serving customers of both KSATmax and KSATlite.

The antenna addition is exciting as it is a new site and a new latitude for KSAT.

– We are very happy to add particularly this antenna to this ground station as it represents an increase of our capabilities in so many ways. The new antenna enables us to provide even better service offering to our customers, Amund Nylund, Chief Operation Officer (COO) at KSAT says.

KSAT COO Amund Nylund and Head of Ground Segment at INTA, Cecilio Caballero, opened the antenna on the ground station of Maspalonas in June, together with local guests from the municipality, customers and friends.