SES ASTRA’s TechCom unit, Integral Systems Europe and Enertec have signed a partnership agreement for the marketing and provision of satellite control stations as well as related systems and services. Using both off-the-shelf products as well as customized solutions, the partners will offer satellite operators and manufacturers turnkey satellite ground control systems, baseband systems and Telemetry Tracking and Command (TT&C) stations for the lifetime operations of satellite platforms.

The team will mainly focus on the markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as well as South America and large parts of Asia. The partnership will target satellite operators and manufacturers pursuing business applications in many different fields including the commercial, civilian and military domains.

Under the agreement the SES ASTRA TechCom business unit will offer expert advice, satellite operations services and training, systems integration and services as well as products developed in-house. Integral Systems Europe will supply an integrated solution for satellite and ground control using its EPOCH Integrated Product Suite (IPS) and Compass Equipment/Network Monitor and Control products from its Newpoint Technologies subsidiary. And Enertec will provide the baseband subsystem based on its 3801-20 products family, together with worldwide field customer support.