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Kongsberg opens new Ka-band antenna at Antarctica

KSAT at Troll. Photo: KSAT

Luxembourg, 14 July 2021. – Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), provider of space-ground network and Earth observation (EO) services, has opened a new Ka-band antenna at its Antarctic station Troll, the company said.

The antenna is part of the KSATlite network and will augment KSAT’s Ka-band polar network to eight antennas by the end of the year, the company said.

“The majority of EO satellite systems continue to use X-band to download their data, but as data collection volumes increases, Ka-band offers high throughput, low latency and a less congested spectrum,” the company explained.

KSAT’s ground network consists of both polar and mid-latitude stations and more than 200 antennas located at 26 sites world-wide, it said.

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