KSAT has finalized and commissioned dedicated antennas for Satellogic. Four dedicated antennas for the disruptive satellite company are up and running at Troll Station and Svalbard, showing KSATs ability to deliver turn-key solutions, handling everything from installation and commissioning to operation.
Satellogic Inc. (NASDAQ: SATL), a leader in sub-meter resolution satellite imagery collection, has selected Troll Ground Station and Svalbard Ground Station to support the company’s mission of delivering high-frequency, high-resolution Earth Observation (EO) data. KSAT operates a network of almost 300 antennas globally.
The antennas in Svalbard were built during the last quarter of 2021, while those at Troll were completed during the brief Antarctic summer; a three-month-long window when the weather is reasonably good and the KSAT crew is able to fly in to set up new equipment. In total this season, six new antennas have been built at the Troll station before the last flight took off and the winter arrived in early March.
Satellogic aims to expand its constellation to 60+ satellites by 2023 for weekly global coverage, and 200+ satellites by 2025 for daily global coverage.
KSAT owns and operates a Ground Station Network of both polar and mid-latitude stations. The four polar ground stations are uniquely located in Tromsø at 69°N, Svalbard Satellite Station (SvalSat) at 78°N, Inuvik Station at 68°N and the Antarctic station (TrollSat) at 72°S. The network consists of more than 260 antennas located at 26 sites world-wide and handles 75,000+ passes per month.
“These new antennas at Troll and Svalbard stations will help us lower the latency and increase our overall download capacity for our constellation,” said Alan Kharsanky, Vice President of Mission and Operations at Satellogic.