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Glasgow-Based Startup Alba Orbital Announces New Ground Station Service

Image of AlbaConnect courtesy of Alba Orbital.
Alba Orbital, a Glasgow-based pioneer of miniaturized satellites announced AlbaConnect, a new Rapidly Deployable combined UHF/S Band Ground Station System for a global satellite network, on 10 February 2020.
AlbaConnect allows clients to control satellite communications and process data without having to worry about building, leasing, or managing their own satellite ground station infrastructure. The AlbaConnect service provides secure satellite access and an affordable turn-key solution to satellite communications optimised for pico-satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) using UHF/S Band frequencies, democratising access to space in the process.

Customers can either buy access to Alba Orbital’s own infrastructure or can purchase their own Rapidly Deployable Ground Station at a competitive price.

“As accessing Ground Stations or other Ground Infrastructure is very expensive, we aim to provide a commercially viable alternative to this at a competitive price by developing and supporting global satellite ground infrastructure development” said Tom Walkinshaw, CEO and founder at Alba Orbital Ltd. “AlbaConnect fills in the gaps for teams looking to deploy their MVPs in orbit for the first time”.

Features and benefits of AlbaConnect include:

  • A complete ground station solution for those looking to communicate with low-earth orbiting satellites (LEO).
  • A steerable UHF/S-Band antenna system.
  • Compact, portable and rapidly deployable setup..
  • Capable of delivering telemetry, tracking and control to users during the complete satellite lifespan

AlbaConnect will be available starting from Q2 2020. For more information on AlbaConnect, visit the company’s website.

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