Spacecom, the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and Get SAT, an innovator in small, lightweight satellite communication terminals for airborne, ground and maritime applications, announced the successful testing of Get SAT's next-generation Micro Sling Blade Ka-Band Satcom-On-The-Move terminal on AMOS-17's advanced, digital Ka-Band. The test was hosted at the SMS Teleport in Rugby, UK.
AMOS-17, the most advanced HTS satellite serving Africa, was chosen by Get SAT for testing its newest electronically steered antenna (ESA), bringing together optimal G/T and a high performing satellite terminal that resulted in an unparalleled throughput of 5 MBPS forward and 25 MPBS return rate.
This combination of AMOS-17's capabilities and the Get SAT Micro Sling Blade ESA offers superior performance satellite communication, flexible solutions, and competitive advantages for customers in aviation and land-on-the-move markets.
Get SAT's scalable ESA terminal is a fully integrated, all-in-one, modem-agnostic solution that includes a built-in Get SAT Micro Modem and GS950 modem (iDirect 950). As an off-the-shelf, end-to-end terminal with industry-leading SWaP and no trade-offs, it provides reliable communications at a low profile to meet a range of governments, defense and first responder applications.
Kfir Benjamin, Get SAT's CEO said that the Micro Sling Blade's successful proof of concept testing with Spacecom's AMOS-17 satellite is another step forward. Get SAT is now beginning to supply this super low-profile ESA to government and defense customers requiring powerful, lightweight SWaP solutions.
Spacecom Senior VP Business Development & Marketing Ofer Asif added that the AMOS-17 is an advanced digital platform serving an array of customers in a wide range of applications. They are keen to work with companies such as Get SAT that bring new and exciting applications to the market.