It's a win-win for RBC Signals and ODYSSEUS Space as ODYSSEUS Space will make available to RBC Signals, and its commercial satellite operator customers, the excess capacity of four of Taiwan National Space Agency (NSPO) key ground station antennas.
RBC Signals is a multi-national company that delivers the flexible and cost-effective delivery of real-time data from satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) or LEOP missions. ODYSSEUS Space provides support at all phases, from feasibility studies to space operations, for space activities in Asia and worldwide, with a focus on small satellites and related novel deep space and swarm solutions. The RBC Signals global ground station network currently includes more than 62 antennas in over 41 strategic locations worldwide.
Strategically situated in various locations across Taiwan, the antennas will expand RBC Signals’ coverage capabilities in the key southeast Asian region. This collaboration will enhance RBC Signals’ global ground infrastructure network, coverage and capabilities. RBC Signals combines the excess capacity of existing ground stations with RBC-owned stations located strategically across the globe to provide real-time, low latency data delivery and data processing capabilities. The company is the first provider in the space communications sector using a shared economy business model to enhance both service and affordability for commercial operators with satellite constellations in Low Earth Orbit.
Christopher Richins, chief executive officer and co-founder of RBC Signals said they are pleased to welcome the first ground stations from Taiwan into the RBC Signals global ground station network. These high-quality systems will provide valuable multi-mission capability for the region. They look forward to introducing their operator customers to this powerful set of antennas.
Based in Tainan, Taiwan and established in April 2016, ODYSSEUS Space was formed by international space experts with complementary backgrounds from space agencies, space industry and space research laboratories. The company provides support at all phases, from feasibility studies to space operations, for space activities in Asia and worldwide, with a focus on small satellites and related novel deep space and swarm solutions. ODYSSEUS Space enhances and facilitates international cooperation between Asia and the rest of the world in order to bring together innovative concepts and technologies and to push back the boundaries of what is currently feasible with nanosatellite missions.
Julien Hennequin, chief operating officer and co-founder of ODYSSEUS Space added that Taiwan has a lot to offer in terms of space facilities, infrastructures and expertise, and this obviously includes NSPO X- and S-band ground stations. They believe that RBC Signals’ extensive experience in mission operations will help them to find customers who are interested in Taiwan’s unique geographical location and assets, and to include Taiwan in the network of new space countries.