SmallSat Symposium 2024, Mountain View, CA, February 7:
KSAT continues to grow the mid-latitude network by adding a new ground station in Peterborough, South Australia, complementary to its existing service location in Western Australia.
With this new addition, KSAT provides continuity of coverage in the Australia and Oceania region, another step for KSAT in fulfilling seamless global coverage. KSAT now operates 300 plus antennas at 28 sites worldwide. This growth of KSAT’s ground network further increases capacity to the largest integrated commercial low earth orbit network in the world.
– We are very happy to continue expanding our network. As well as increasing our capabilities, the addition enables us to better serve the Australian region, a growing space market, Amund Nylund, KSAT Chief Operating Officer (COO) says.
Installation of the newly established KSAT ground station has been smooth sailing in close cooperation with Nova systems. The establishment also contributes to the local economy and work force. For KSAT customers this addition means increased service options, ensuring data access with low latency.
– The potential contact time for satellite owners and operators will be increased by this complimentary station, Nylund says.