Telesat Selects satTRAC for Use With New Telstar 19 VANTAGE High Throughput Satellite

Jan 9, 2018

Jeff Papenfuss, AMERGINT Vice President – Waveform Products Group, stated: “Last year, we were contacted by Telesat with the opportunity to demonstrate satTRAC’s ability to seamlessly integrate with Telesat’s TT&C operations in Allan Park, Canada.” “The prospect of working with Canada’s premier global satellite operator was exciting to AMERGINT since it would enable our company to validate the performance and maturity of satTRAC in managing the operations of such widely used satellites as Boeing’s BSS-702, Lockheed Martin’s A2100, Space System Loral’s LS-1300, and Airbus’ E3000 spacecraft,” stated Papenfuss. Telesat recently deployed its first satTRAC™ at the company’s teleport in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

satTRAC is AMERGINT’s pure software satellite TT&C Modem/Baseband Unit that is available with IF or RF interfaces. satTRAC is ideally suited for satellite operators and manufacturers seeking a long-term, sustainable and economical solution for their ground station and satellite test requirements. With satTRAC, customers now have a single unit that can operate spacecraft across their fleet. satTRAC is also available with a software RF channel emulation capability.

“As a leader in space communications, Telesat recognizes the value software applications provide,” stated Greg Siemens, Senior TT&C Engineer. “AMERGINT’s satTRAC met all the detailed technical requirements in our evaluation and provides a cost effective solution for our needs.”

“Telesat has been pleased with the technical capabilities satTRAC has demonstrated in meeting the diverse requirements of our spacecraft fleet,” noted Mike Beaudry, Telesat’s Procurement Officer. “We also have been impressed with the dedication and responsiveness of the AMERGINT team.”

AMERGINT’s core product offerings include satellite front-end processors (FEPs), satellite modems and baseband units, payload processors, data recorders, satellite test systems, and range and launch site systems. All of AMERGINT’s products are built on the SOFTLINK architecture running on Linux servers.

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Telesat is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 15 GEO satellites, the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1, and two new GEO satellites under construction. An additional LEO satellite is now being readied for launch as part of Telesat’s plans to deploy an advanced, global LEO satellite constellation offering low latency, high throughput broadband services. Telesat is also a leading technical consultant providing high value expertise and support to satellite operators, insurers and other industry participants on a global basis. Privately held, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc.