CASE STUDIES - ORBIT Communication Systems

Spaceflight Earth Observation Ground Station in New Zealand

Spaceflight, a next-generation, integrated space services company wanted to expand its ground station network to New Zealand. Each of the company’s ground stations are sighted to minimize communications latency and data throughput while offering the most comprehensive global coverage. The company was looking for a reliable earth observation ground station solution, the Gaia-100 3.7m (12.1 feet) system suited their requirement perfectly.


Aerospace Organization in Asia

A private Aerospace organization in Asia develops aircraft (rotor & fixed wing) including design, testing and integration. The aerospace organization sought for a reliable, high performance, accurate and cost effective aeronautical telemetry system for tracking aircraft during the test flight phase which can last several years before moving to operation phase. The company providing the aeronautical telemetry system had to have previous experience working with military and defense organizations, together with integration capabilities. ORBIT provided a 2.4m antenna system with dual band L&S capabilities. ORBIT's technical team assisted the customer with the integration and installation on site.

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Space Agency in Europe

The European space agency designs rockets and space vehicles while providing launching facilities and services to scientific and space organizations worldwide. The agency was looking for a highly dynamic and accurate ground station to support fast acquisition and telemetry during rocket launch and flight phases. The system was also required to withstand very low temperatures. ORBIT's 5 meter telemetry system was installed on site - the results: a fast and accurate tracking system with zero data loss. Another project is Satellite Tracking. The space agency required a complete TT&C solution for transmitting & downloading data and monitoring their satellites. ORBIT's earth observation solution the Gaia-100 3.7m ground station incorporating s/x bands feed was the perfect solution for their requirements.


MORABA Rocket Launch TT&C in Europe

The Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) is a department of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Customer: Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA) is a department of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The Challenge was to acquire ground stations to support fast acquisition and telemetry during rocket launch and flight phases. ORBIT Solution incorporated two Antenna’s to work in parallel: 1.5 meter antenna to ensure robust and fast tracking and a 5 meter antenna to switch from high to low servo band during telemetry phase. The results: fast tracking with backup to ensure zero data loss.

A Defense and Development Organisation in Asia

The customer is a development and management organization serving the Armed Forces projects and platforms in its country. The Challenge was to equip the total Test Center and to replace the old Telemetry equipment in order to be able to track missiles, UAS and aircrafts at various distances. ORBIT's Solution included four antennas: Portable Telemetry Antenna System 1.5meter, Fixed Telemetry Antenna System 5meter in shelter, Fixed Telemetry Antenna System 5.5meter with radome, Transportable/Shipboard Telemetry Antenna System 3meter and a transportable control room in a shelter.

Mobile TT&C GS for GEO Satellites in Europe

A Space Technology division in a large European Gas company required a mobile system to be able to communicate with specific satellites and be able to track and control it from undefined locations. The Solution had to be mobile and easy to assemble in open field. ORBIT Solution included a 3.7meter Antenna with deicing technology, Trailer and 20F ISO Shelter with RF Chain equipment.


Naval Air Systems Command; Atlantic Test Range in America’s

The Atlantic Test Range was seeking to migrate all of its tracking and telemetry antenna systems to C-band as the commercial cellular planned to purchase the L and S bands. The Navy was obligated to migrate to a new frequency band and they required an antenna system that can work both with L, S and C-bands simultaneously using one feed. ORBIT's Solution incorporated a 3 meter telemetry antenna system with one feed for all three Bands; L, S & C – ORBIT patent: Triband Feed. The system was integrated on the customer’s trailer.


Government Organization in Europe

A leading governmental integrator in Europe responsible for tracking and Earth Observation equipment in its country was looking for an Earth observation antenna solution to download data from satellites. The antenna system should work flawlessly under extreme environmental conditions in -40°c temperature and high wind load in operation mode. ORBITs Solution incorporated three antenna systems sized 5, 7 and 10 meters. The antenna systems were supplied for the remote sensing application.