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TeleCommunication Systems Launches Antenna System for Tracking LEO and MEO Satellites

By | March 16, 2015
      TCS's new deployable X/Y Tracking Antenna System. Photo: TCS

      TCS’s new deployable X/Y Tracking Antenna System. Photo: TCS

      [Via Satellite 3-16-2015] TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), announced the availability of its new deployable X/Y Tracking Antenna System. The deployable systems are specifically designed for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites in support of Earth observation, remote sensing, and telemetry, tracking and control for tactical applications.

      A higher demand for more ground station terminals and antenna systems capable of tracking these satellites is expected. Future Department of Defense (DOD) reconnaissance applications will include the use of LEO small satellite technology for quick, cost-effective earth imaging. TCS’ new X/Y Tracking Antenna System can be controlled or monitored from anywhere in the world.

      TCS currently provides X/Y antenna solutions to military, higher education and commercial customers. The X/Y Tracking Antenna System is offered with a 1.8-meter parabolic carbon petal reflector, which allows for lightweight transportation and a precision antenna surface to maximize performance. The system provides single and multi-band frequency feeds from L band through Ku band, which allows one antenna platform to be used across multiple satellite missions.