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InSAT

Kratos Collaborates With
Microsoft On GSaaS

K

ratos Defense & Security
Solutions has joined with
Microsoft to enable the launch
of Microsoft Azure Orbital, a
groundbreaking platform that
provides Ground Station-as-aService (GSaaS) to the satellite
industry.
Azure Orbital is Microsoft's
managed service designed to
deal with the growing flood of data
from Earth Observation (EO) and
Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
The managed service lets satellite
operators communicate to, control
their satellites, process data and scale
operations directly in Azure without
the need to build or manage their own
costly ground stations.

Azure Orbital is powered by
Microsoft's
Ground-Station-asa-Service Platform (GSaaP) that
includes virtualized infrastructure,
orchestration
and
monitoring
capabilities.
Kratos' OpenSpace products are built
into the underlying cloud architecture
of Azure Orbital beginning with Kratos'

Kymeta u8 Terminal
Receives FCC Go-Ahead

K

ymeta has announced that the FCC
has granted blanket authorisation
for the operation of its next-generation
electronically steered, flat-panel ESIM
(earth station in motion) platform, the
Kymeta u8 terminal. The authorisation
is a major milestone toward the release

OpenSpace
Digitizer
that
converts the RF signal from
the antenna into networkready IP packets that are
transported in a digital stream
reliably and accurately by an
OpenSpace Virtual Network
Function (VNF).
Orbital
customers
can
then
choose
additional
OpenSpace VNFs available in the
Azure Marketplace for receiving and
recording their signals.
The health and status of the physical
gateway-based devices and cloudbased VNFs can be monitored in a
unified view with Kratos' OpenSpace
OpsCenter Network Management
Application.

Azure Orbital
partners

Kymeta's u8 antenna

of the u8. In addition, Kymeta has
received type approvals from several
leading satellite service operators
(SSO's) that include Intelsat, Echostar,
Hellasat, KTSat, and Telesat for use
with Kymeta u8 terminal.
"Receiving the FCC authorisation,
puts us one step closer to releasing

our next-generation solutions into
the market and at scale," said Walter
Berger, President, and COO, Kymeta.
"We have the only hybrid technology
that is part of a global land mobile
ecosystem. The market needs a
connectivity solution they can rely on
and we are positioned well to be a
driving force of what lies ahead for
mobile communications."
The u8 is hailed as the world's only
commercially available electronically
steered, flat-panel ESIM platform with
no moving parts, built specifically for
mobility and designed for the needs of
DoD, government, first responder, and
commercial customers.
The u8 is available as an antenna, a
terminal, or in flyaway configurations
and is available for pre-order.

Kongsberg Contract For Mobile Comms Sat
K
ongsberg equipment is to be
integrated in Airbus Defence and
Space's new mobile communication
satellite, Thuraya 4-NGS.
The
agreement
includes
manufacturing and test of electronics
from Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace,
division Space & Surveillance in
Horten, Norway.
The satellite will deliver higher
capabilities and flexibility while
increasing capacity and coverage
across Europe, Africa, Central Asia and
the Middle East. The new generation
of modular digital processors from
Airbus Defence and Space offers full
flexibility for more than 3200 channels

Thuraya 4-NGS satellite (Picture: Airbus)

and dynamic allocation over a large
number of spot beams.
"We are proud to be a trusted
partner to Airbus Defence and Space.
They have been an important customer
for many years, and this contract
secures our leading position within the

mobile GEO-satellite market. It gives us
a solid foundation for further growth
and development", says Director of
Marketing in Space and Surveillance at
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, Ellen
Dahler Tuset.
Kongsberg will deliver integrated
L-band pre- and post-processors.
These enable the satellites to meet
the communication needs at all times,
both when new requirements appear
and/or when the local capacity is
too poor. The L-band processors
are «SAW»-based (Surface Acoustic
Wave filters) and the development is
supported by European Space Agency
and the Norwegian Space Agency.

SpaceBridge
Rolls Out
Integrasys
SatMotion

S

paceBridge has successfully rolled
out an ASAT-II Redundant Hub and
over 100 sites across Hellas SAT.
To facilitate the deployment of the
network and minimize staff time and
efforts on-site, SpaceBridge selected
SatMotion
Pocket,
Integrasys's
industry-leading Auto Commissioning
tool. SatMotion Pocket is a VSAT
auto-commissioning
system
that
minimises deployment time and effort
while ensuring the highest quality
and interference-free installation for
optimal performance.

SatMotion Pocket Interface

David Gelerman, President and
CEO of Spacebridge, said: "Our goal
at SpaceBridge is to ensure our
customers can rapidly monetise upon
the offering of their value-added
services. The SatMotion Pocket by
Integrasys proved very effective in
that it allowed our partners to provide
high-quality installations efficiently
resulting in much faster deployment,
saving time and resources, and
delivering revenue sooner. Based
on this roll-out, we envision a bright
future of collaboration between our
two companies."
Alvaro Sanchez, CEO, Integrasys,
said: "For us partnering with
SpaceBridge has been a great
pleasure, it opens the door to new
customers who can tangibly benefit
from our technology for simplifying
the access while generating additional
revenue and faster time to market,
and commissioning. SpaceBridge is a
great company to work with a great
leader & engineer as CEO; they have
great technology for connecting new
networks, ASAT is a fantastic product."
SatMotion Pocket is a software-based
solution that simplifies and guides
installers. It provides feedback on
important key performance indicators
(KPI) such as Copol, Xpol and Adjacent
Satellite Interference. This helps verify
that the antenna and receive/transmit
chain of the solutions are optimally
installed and allowing sites to generate
revenue earlier.


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