Orbit Communications Systems has announced the shipment of the 45th Gaia 100 compact ground station to one of its 12 Earth Observation/New Space Gaia customers.

The company said that the shipment was done in less than four years after delivery of the initial system.

Orbit business development and marketing senior vice-president Stav Gizunterman said: “We are really pleased with how quickly the Gaia system has been adapted by a very creative and progressive customer base.

“The fresh, modular design and level of orders have helped standardise and accelerate our processes, from manufacturing to commissioning, and we are uniquely able to ship pre-configured, pre-tested systems that can be installed and in service in just two or three days.”

Orbit has already deployed nearly 40 Gaia systems globally for EO and New Space companies, universities and research organizations, search-and-rescue services, and national space agencies.

The company’s Gaia 100 fleet offers high-accuracy tracking for low-Earth orbit (LEO) and Medium Earth orbit (MEO) satellites, as well as provides reliable connectivity.

Gaia systems are available in a range of bands (X/L/S/Ku/Ka) and are most commonly configured for multi-band operations, with antenna sizes such as 2.4m, 3.7m and 4.5m.

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Orbit is a US-based provider of satellite-tracking ground-station solutions, as well as airborne and maritime communications.

Orbit’s systems are found on airliners and jet fighters, cruise ships and navy vessels, ground stations and offshore platforms. It delivers cost-effective solutions to commercial operators, major navies and air forces, space agencies and emerging New Space companies.