The satellite must be in contact with the ground station when it receives a request for data transmission. Leaf Space’s growing global network of ground stations, which serves multiple orbits, will support this critical component of the mission.
Satoru Tsunemachi, CEO of WARPSPACE, said, “In the WarpHub InterSat network, ground stations play a critical role in ensuring the stable delivery of data to end-users. Our goal is to deliver more space-based observation data to the ground to contribute to disaster management and support primary industries. We believe that we have a partner who can walk with us through this process and share our vision, and we are very happy to be able to take on the challenges of this new era together.“
WarpHub InterSat is a network service using optical communications in space that WARPSPACE currently develops. The company will operate three, relay satellites in MEO. Earth Observation (EO) satellites will transmit data to these relay satellites using optical communications and WarpHub InterSat relay satellites will send the data to the ground.
“We are thrilled to be working with WARPSPACE on this partnership and look forward to supporting their missions using our industry-leading ground segment-as-a-service solutions,” said Paolo Musetti, Chief Commercial Officer at Leaf Space. “We are looking forward to supporting the WARPSPACE team on such a challenging and innovative project.”
Leaf Space is pioneering the concept of ground segment as-a-service (GSaaS) for forward-thinking satellite and launch operators around the world. Since its inception in 2014, Leaf Space has focused on developing the highest quality ground station services and technology with the goal of creating the most efficient and valuable ground segment solutions available on the modern space market. Leaf Space is based in Lomazzo, Italy and is funded by RedSeed Ventures, Whysol Investments, and Primo Space.