Azercosmos, Infostellar Secure Ground Station Partnership
Infostellar’s customers will have access to Azercosmos’ satellite constellations from the Azercosmos Ground Station (AGS), located in the Absheron Peninsula, according to an agreement the companies announced on Feb. 6. The CEO and Chairman of the Azerbaijani satellite operator, Rashad Nabiyev, said that Infostellar’s StellarStation platform will be integrated with the ground station so organizations can have secure access to the satellites that pass over the coverage area.
The companies say that AGS is ideally positioned in the Absheron Peninsula between Europe and Asia, and as a universal ground station, it has the capacity to provide on-demand and continuous services to all global satellite operators. The station consists of a 5.5m S/X-Band antenna system and a network infrastructure that makes it compact and versatile. IP connection to two backbone optical lines provides network resilience and redundancy.
Infostellar CEO Naomi Kurahara said, “It is important to have a ground station in the right location for delivering satellite remote sensing images at the right time. Azercosmos’ ground station is located in a unique position, which with our platform, will allow satellite operators to design and deploy a strategic ground station network for their satellite data intelligence service.”