New Australian Teleport to Target LEO/MEO Market Using ViaLite Links
Targeting the growing low/medium Earth orbit satellite market, Capricorn Space’s new Australian teleport will be assisted by the use of ViaLite RF over fiber links.
ViaLite’s lossless, high-bandwidth links will be used to connect the teleport’s main equipment room with the outdoor shelters located next to the S/X-band antenna dishes.
The antenna systems supplier also integrated the ViaLite Blue2 dual modules for the antenna end of the links. The Blue2 provides a highly efficient way of integrating two modules in a single compact enclosure and is available in three basic options: dual transmit, dual receive and transceiver. This saves space and cost, and also has very low power consumption.
“We have had an excellent experience working with ViaLite and the flexibility the installed system provides is critical to the capability development as we bring our Western Australian site into commercial service,” said Mark Thompson, Capricorn Space CEO.
Richard Jacklin, ViaLite’s Director of Sales, commented: “This is an exciting project to supply our innovative RF over fiber solutions to help a new teleport operator that is aiming for the high growth LEO/MEO satellite market.”
The Capricorn Space AGN-W site in Western Australia went live in October and is now in the process of on-boarding customers needing access to the recently commissioned S/X Band antennas and also provisioning leased services for customers to install their own antennas on the site.