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Tuesday, February 2 • 15:55 - 16:15
A New Approach to Ground Infrastructure - KSAT Small Antenna Network

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Sponsored by: Orbital Systems, Ltd. 

Since the beginning of the Space Age, we have seen satellites getting increasingly capable and decreasingly heavy. The cost of launching to orbit has provided a healthy motivation for lighter satellites. The revolution in terms of lowering satellite and launch costs is now being extended to the third commercial space infrastructure: ground station services. KSAT is proposing low-cost antenna farms situated at the polar areas. The polar sites will be complemented with low inclination sites as indicated by the needs of the user community. The new network will be operated in parallel with the existing, larger diameter antenna network.
KSAT is rolling out another industry first: an interactive web-based interface allowing the customer to instantly visualize available pass opportunities, through a state of the art, intuitive graphic user interface.

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Paul Kennedy

Vice President, Ground Systems, MDA
Paul Kennedy joined MDA in 1998. He is currently the Vice President of MDA’s Ground Systems business.  This group provides advanced ground system solutions for all types of Earth observation imaging platforms to improve the decision making and operational performance of business... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2016 15:55 - 16:15 EST
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