London, 10 May 2023.- SKY Perfect JSAT, a Japanese Satellite Communications and Solutions provider, and Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), a Norwegian company announced that they will provide Near-Earth Tracking and Control Services to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and other Japanese governmental organisations. SKY Perfect is Asia’s largest satellite operator with a fleet of 16 satellites, and Japan’s only provider of both multi-channel pay TV broadcasting and satellite communications services. KSAT owns and operates a global integrated Ground Station Network, consisting of more than 270 antennas located at 27 sites worldwide.
In March 2023, SKY Perfect JSAT was selected by JAXA as a service provider of the Near-Earth Tracking and Control Network. Through the collaboration with KSAT they aim to establish new Earth stations.
“We are honoured that our long-term partnership with JAXA continues and is further strengthened to the next level. Enabling this through cooperation with SKY Perfect JSAT, shows the benefits of our combined operational capabilities,” says Rolf Skatteboe, KSAT President and CEO. “This important milestone emphasises the importance of the Japanese space market, which KSAT is committed to serve with reliable and world-class operations”.
SKY Perfect and KSAT will implement next generation ground network technologies for the benefit of JAXA’s operations. KSAT has developed scalable and optimised solutions integrated into the operations of the global network.