Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and Get SAT, a producer of small, lightweight satellite communication terminals for airborne, ground and maritime applications, have announced the successful testing of Get SAT’s next generation Micro Sling Blade Ka-Band Satcom-On-The-Move (SOTM) terminal on AMOS-17’s advanced, digital Ka-Band — this test was hosted at the SMS Teleport in Rugby, UK.
AMOS-17, an HTS satellite serving Africa, was selected by Get SAT for testing the firm’s newest electronically steered antenna (ESA), bringing together optimal G/T and a high performing satellite terminal that resulted in an unparalleled throughput of 5 Mbps forward and 25 Mpbs return rate. This combination of AMOS-17’s capabilities and the Get SAT Micro Sling Blade ESA offers competitive advantages for customers in aviation and land-on-the-move markets.
Get SAT’s scalable ESA terminal is a fully integrated, all-in-one, modem-agnostic solution that includes a built-in Get SAT Micro Modem and GS950 modem (iDirect 950). As an off-the-shelf, end-to-end terminal with industry leading SWaP and no trade-offs, this terminal provides reliable communications at a low-profile to meet a range of governments, defense and first responder applications.
“The Micro Sling Blade’s successful proof of concept testing with Spacecom’s AMOS-17 satellite is another step forward,” said Kfir Benjamin, Get SAT’s CEO. “Get SAT is now beginning to supply this super low-profile ESA to government and defense customers requiring powerful, lightweight SWaP solutions.”
Spacecom Senior VP Business Development & Marketing, Ofer Asif, added, “The AMOS-17 is an advanced digital platform serving an array of customers in a wide range of applications. We are keen to work with companies such as Get SAT that bring new and exciting applications to the market.”