3rd Spaceflight Ground Station in Invercargill

Spaceflight’s third ground station in Invercargill, New Zealand is now fully operational, according to an article in Space Daily.

“Bringing the ground station online in New Zealand is another step in executing on our vision to add more capacity across more continents to satisfy the tremendous customer demand,” said Jason Andrews, chief executive of Spaceflight.

With the ground station, operators will be able to access satellite data more rapidly and customer demand for Earth observation and other applications will be met.

ORBIT, a leading provider of mission and business critical communication solutions for land, sea, air and space applications has been selected as the antenna system provider for Spaceflight’s New Zealand ground station.

“ORBIT’s versatile ground station solutions, based on the Gaia family product-line, enable space agencies and satellite owners to download data for Earth Observation and remote sensing applications such as weather monitoring, disaster control, surveillance, and oil and gas exploration,” said Erez Shabirow, ORBIT’s CEO.

Spaceflight’s two other operational stations are located in Fairbanks, AK and Tukwila, WA.

Article Source: Space Daily, October 15, 2015.

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