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SKY Perfect JSAT and Kongsberg Satellite Services
Agreement to jointly provide Near-Earth Tracking and Control Services to JAXA

May 9, 2023

SKY Perfect JSAT and KSAT to jointly provide ground station services to JAXA

 By entering into a long-term agreement, SKY Perfect JSAT and KSAT will establish new earth stations globally to provide Near-Earth Tracking and Control Services to JAXA and other Japanese governmental organization.

 SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, Asia’s largest satellite operator, and Kongsberg Satellite Services AS, KSAT, the world-leading ground network operator and service provider, have made an Agreement for providing Near-Earth Tracking and Control Services.
 In March 2023, SKY Perfect JSAT was selected by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, as a service provider of the Near-Earth Tracking and Control Network.
 By collaboration between SKY Perfect JSAT and KSAT, we will establish new ground stations globally to provide Near-Earth Tracking and Control Services to JAXA and other Japanese governmental organizations.

  • Fig.1 Near-Earth Tracking and Control Services

 In the coming future, SKY Perfect JSAT is planning to globally expand its near-earth tracking and control services not only to satellite operators who use GEO but other orbits such as MEO and LEO. Therefore, SKY Perfect JSAT hopes to become a “global” and “multi-orbit” ground network service provider by integrating with KSAT’s existing global ground network.

Company Overview:

■About KSAT
Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) is the leading provider of Ground Network Services and Earth Observation Services. We connect Space and Earth from Leo and beyond.

KSAT owns and operates a global, integrated Ground Station Network combining the unique polar location with a vast and rapidly expanding mid-latitude stations. The network consists of more than 270 antennas located at 27 sites worldwide. KSAT offers reliable space to ground communications delivered from the global ground station network with full mission life-cycle support from testing, through launch, critical operations, and routine operations.

KSAT places a strong focus on engineering technologically advanced ground station solutions. Our goal is to ensure our customers have the most advanced, secure and modern solutions available.

■About SKY Perfect JSAT

SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation 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. SKY Perfect JSAT delivers a broad range of entertainment through the “SKY PerfecTV!” platform, the most extensive in Japan with a total of approximately 3 million subscribers. SKY Perfect JSAT’s satellite communications services, which cover Asia, Indian Ocean, Russia, Middle East, Pacific Ocean and North America, play a vital role in supporting communications infrastructures for mobile backhaul, government, aviation, maritime, oil & gas and disaster recovery. For more information, visit our corporate website (https://www.skyperfectjsat.space/en/ ) and Space Business website (https://www.skyperfectjsat.space/jsat/en/ ).