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RBC Signals adds Inuvik ground station to global network serving commercial satellite operators, announces strategic partnership with C-CORE

(1 May 2018 - RBC Signals) RBC Signals, a multi-national company providing simplified global communication services for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite operators, today announced a partnership with C-CORE.

As part of the agreement, C-CORE, a Canadian R&D company that has developed a novel ground station optimized for Arctic deployment, will provide RBC Signals with the use of its ground station in Inuvik, Canada. The addition of the antenna will expand RBC Signals’ coverage, specifically in the key Arctic region.

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C-CORE's earth station at Inuvik, Canada (courtesy: RBC Signals)

“This partnership is a great example of the value created between RBC Signals and our ground station partners,” said Christopher Richins, Founder & CEO of RBC Signals. “Through this relationship with C-CORE, our customers will experience even greater service coverage and C-CORE will receive increased ROI from its antenna asset.”

The RBC Signals global ground station network includes more than 45 antennas in over 30 key locations worldwide. The robust network provides commercial satellite operators with mission-critical Telemetry Tracking and Control (TT&C) and payload data delivery and data processing services. At the cornerstone of RBS Signals’ services are real-time, high bandwidth and flexible “pay-as-you-go” options designed specifically to address the specific needs of today’s commercial operators.

The company combines the excess capacity of existing ground stations with RBC-owned stations located strategically across the globe. This “sharing economy” model is unique in the industry and benefits ground station owners with additional revenue in exchange for use of under leveraged antenna assets.

“We see this partnership as the beginning of a strong and mutually beneficial business relationship,” said Desmond Power, C-CORE’s Vice President of Remote Sensing. “C-CORE will realize revenue from the unused capacity of its Arctic ground station, while RBC Signals in turn gains access to an asset that sees nearly every orbit. It’s a win-win.”

About RBC Signals

RBC Signals is a multi-national company providing simplified global communication services for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite operators. The company capitalizes on the innovative “sharing economy” model, adding the excess capacity of existing ground stations to RBC-owned stations across the globe to provide affordable, low latency services to the emerging class of new space commercial satellite operators.

About C-CORE

C-CORE conducts applied research and technology development to help clients improve safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness in remote or challenging environments worldwide. Since 1975 C-CORE has provided research-based advisory services and technology solutions to mitigate operational risk in harsh environments. C-CORE also address security, sustainability and safety issues for clients in the resource development, transportation and aerospace/defense sectors.

C-CORE’s three closely integrated areas of technical expertise – ice engineering, geotechnical engineering and remote sensing (both applications and systems development) – work together to address specific challenges. With a staff of 75+ scientists, engineers and other professionals, the organization brings scientific rigor and business discipline to bear on real-world problems.

C-CORE’s Remote Sensing Systems team develops unique hardware to support Earth observation services and specializes in streamlining complex systems for harsh environment and space applications – from radio beacons and ice measurement radars to satellite transponders and space-qualified hardware.

Headquartered in St John’s NL, with offices in Ottawa ON and Halifax NS, C-CORE maintains a collaborative relationship with Memorial University, with access to its extensive facilities, diverse academic expertise and $100 million research portfolio. C-CORE is also home to LOOKNorth, a Canadian national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research dedicated to remote sensing innovation that supports responsible, sustainable resource development.