European CubeSat developer selects Orbit technology for its satellite-tracking ground station
(18 October 2017 - Orbit Communications Systems) Orbit Communications Systems, a leading provider of precision tracking-based communications solutions and airborne communications management systems, announced that startup CubeSat developer, EnduroSat, headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria, placed an initial order for Orbit’s 4.5-meter Gaia 100 system to serve as the foundation for its satellite-tracking ground stations.
Delivery of the system, which includes installation and support, is expected in Q1 of 2018.
EnduroSat, which is turning satellites into consumer products, promises configuration in a matter of minutes and delivery in a matter of days for its full range of 10-cm satellites (“CubeSats”) and related accessories, along with a full warranty. EnduroSat Founder and CEO, Raycho Raychev, said, “We are proud to partner with Orbit, whose team showed great professionalism and understanding of our needs. Orbit’s Gaia 100 satellite-tracking ground station system will enable new capabilities for EnduroSat and take us another step forward towards realizing our vision.”
“We are both excited and honored to be working with a young, dynamic company like EnduroSat,” added Eitan Livneh, CEO of Orbit. “We are big believers in small satellites and hope to share in their success – due, in part, to visionaries like Raycho – for years to come.”
Established in 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, EnduroSat designs, builds and space-qualifies next-generation CubeSat modules and platforms for missions ranging from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to solar system exploration. With a focus on swarm satellite applications and inter-satellite connectivity, the EnduroSat team aims to take CubeSats far beyond LEO and is working diligently to make it happen.
About Orbit’s Gaia 100 ground stations
Gaia 100 is a small-footprint, high-performance series of remote-sensing ground stations for real-time data capture from LEO or MEO satellites. Built to withstand harsh environmental conditions, its key features include:
- Real-time data capture without any delay or reliance on third parties
- Significant cost-efficiency over legacy ground stations
- Easy installation and support for 2.4- to 4.5-meter antennas
- Flexible deployment, e.g., on the roof or a building, atop a rig platform or in an open field.
Orbit Communications Systems is wholly-focused on precision tracking-based communications – in the areas of satcom, telemetry and remote sensing – and provides an innovative solution for airborne audio management. With certification by defense, government and commercial agencies, we deliver tailor-made, turnkey solutions at sea, on land and in the air. Orbit’s unique combination of smart design, high reliability and field-tested experience means that if you can conceive it, we can provide it.