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RBC Signals and SatRevolution announce ground services agreement for CubeSat missions

(9 June 2020 - RBC Signals) RBC Signals and SatRevolution, a forerunner of new space industry in Poland, today announced they have signed an agreement.

The contract secures Telemetry Tracking and Command (TT&C) and data downloads for SatRevolution, supporting a group of the new space company’s cubesats slated for launch in December 2020.

“The RBC Signals team is proud to support SatRevolution’s cubesats with our global space communications network,” says Christopher Richins, CEO of RBC Signals. “Our infrastructure is uniquely suited to support operators like SatRevolution with resilient, flexible and cost-effective services that reliably meet their mission needs.”

The SatRevolution satellites include dedicated and shared in-orbit demonstration platforms for SatRevolution customers. RBC Signals will provide data delivery services for the spacecraft via the company’s global ground station network. The network is comprised of over 70 antennas in over 50 strategic locations across the globe. SatRevolution will be able to schedule access to ground stations seamlessly through ROSS, RBC Signal’s intuitive online interface for requesting antenna time.

“We’re happy to begin our cooperation with RBC Signals,” says Grzegorz Zwolinski, co-founder and COO of SatRevolution. “At SatRevolution, we believe the ‘ground station as-a-service’ approach is a very scalable and cost-effective way to manage ground services for multiple satellites.”

The agreement between SatRevolution and RBC Signals spans multiple missions with the option for continued services thereafter.

About RBC Signals

RBC Signals is a leading global space communications provider serving government and commercial satellite operators with an improved model for the delivery and processing of data from spacecraft in orbit. The company’s worldwide communication network includes both company-owned and partner-owned antennas, capitalizing on the sharing economy model, for best-in-class services offering affordability, flexibility and low latency.

About SatRevolution

SatRevolution is a new space company based in Wroclaw, Poland, offering complete nanosatellite systems and solutions. Founded in 2016 with the idea to build and launch first Earth-observation constellation in Poland, SatRevolution has recently been co-funded by European Regional Development Fund for the first stage of the constellation. The company specializes in cubesat and microsat platforms and services with Earth-observation capabilities, with two satellites already in orbit and a number of customer projects well on the way.