Kongsberg opens new Ka-band antenna in Antarctica
KSAT at Troll. Photo: KSAT
Luxembourg, July 14, 2021. – Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), provider of space-to-ground networking and earth observation (EO) services, has opened a new Ka-band antenna at its Troll station in Antarctica, the company announced.
The antenna is part of the KSATlite network and will expand 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 the X-band to download their data, but as the data collection volume increases, the Ka-band offers high throughput, low latency and less congested spectrum,” the company said.
KSAT’s ground network consists of both polar and medium-latitude stations and more than 200 antennas at 26 locations around the world, it said.