[Via Satellite 10-29-2015] Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) has established a new ground station in Panama City dedicated to the small satellite market. The site consists of two antennas with S-band and Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) capacity. The company completed final tests earlier this month.
Panama Canal Authority worked collaboratively alongside KSAT and its partner exactEarth to set up the site. KSAT is currently providing operational support to exactEarth satellites.
The new station effectively double’s KSAT’s equatorial capacity. The company’s other ground station site is located in Singapore. The Panama site will be included as part of “KSAT light,” a ground network solution tailored for the SmallSat market.