🇯🇵 🇳🇴 SKY Perfect JSAT and KSAT to jointly provide ground station services to JAXA

May 9, 2023
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Press release from KSAT

By entering into a long-term agreement, SKY Perfect JSAT and KSAT will establish new earth stations globally to provide Near-Earth Tracking and Control Services to JAXA and other Japanese governmental organizations.

Australian Space Forum, Adelaide, 9 May 2023: SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, Asia’s largest satellite operator, and Kongsberg Satellite Services AS, KSAT, the world-leading ground network operator and service provider, have made an Agreement for providing Near-Earth Tracking and Control Services.

In March 2023, SKY Perfect JSAT was selected by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, as a service provider of the Near-Earth Tracking and Control Network. Through this cooperation between KSAT and SKY Perfect JSAT, we will establish new ground stations globally to provide Near-Earth Tracking and Control Services to JAXA and other Japanese governmental organizations.

“We are honored that our long-term partnership with JAXA continues and is further strengthened to the next level. Enabling this through cooperation with SKY Perfect JSAT, shows the benefits of our combined operational capabilities. This important milestone emphasizes the importance of the Japanese space market, which KSAT is committed to serve with reliable and world-class operations”, Rolf Skatteboe, President and CEO says:

 

Rolf Skatteboe, KSAT CEO

SKY Perfect JSAT and KSAT will implement next generation ground network technologies for the benefit of JAXA’s seamless operations. KSAT has developed reliable, scalable and optimized solutions fully integrated into our operations of the global ground network. This offers an innovative, easy-to-use software-based Global Ground Network. Our implementation provides a trusted architecture with integrated redundancy and resiliency. The standardized network is part of KSAT’s more than 270 antennas at 27 locations around the world.


Originally published on 9 May.

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