KSPT Modems to ESA Sentinel 1,2 and 3 satellites

Kongsberg Spacetec (KSPT) has won a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop and deliver Modems for the Sentinel 1, 2 and 3 satellites.
KSPT Modems to ESA Sentinel 1,2 and 3 satellites

The Modem includes a Demodulator, a Modulator, a Front End Processor,
a Test System and a Data Gate and Archive system.
For information about our: MEOS™ Data Acquisition systems.

The Data Gate and Archive system will be delivered by Advanced Computer Systems (ACS) as a subcontractor to Kongsberg Spacetec AS.

A baseline delivery will include three systems; two systems will be delivered to the Ground Segments for Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-3 for early testing purposes, and the third system will be used for testing the X-band down-link as the satellites are developed and validated.

The contract further includes an option for delivering up to 15 recurrent systems to the Sentinels Core Ground Stations. The current plans foresee several Core Ground Stations to eventually serve a total of six satellites.

The contract was won in competition with several other space companies in Europe and shows that Kongsberg Spacetec is a true world leading company for these type of equipment.

For more information about the customer and the Sentinel Satellites please see: ESA GMES Project homepage and Overview Sentinel 1, 2 and 3 satellites.