Nova IGS Network, Providing Space-Ground Connectivity
The Nova IGS-Network is an initiative aimed at providing ground segment services to satellite owners and operators. A planned series of satellite ground segment facilities strategically located around Australia that will be tailored to meet the needs of current and future Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Geostationary Orbit (GEO) small satellite missions.
Key features of the IGS-NETWORK include:
Space 2.0 Compatibility
Designed for compatibility with the ever increasing launch of small satellites and constellations in LEO, MEO and GEO orbits.
Ground stations geographically dispersed across the Australian mainland harmonised through a centralised M&C control.
Accessible 365 days a year on a 24/7 basis to allow for remote access via a web-based portal for the booking of passes and to allow data retrieval.
Ground station sites remotely controlled by a Network Operations Centre (NOC) located in Canberra ACT supported by the Backup Operations Centre (BOC) in Adelaide.
Sites designed to the highest standards of physical security and information assurance to cater for the needs of both commercial and Defence clients.
Ground Station Test-bed
A highly capable R&D test bed for organisations to try out new concepts and ideas.
Support to the National and International Space 2.0 Industry
The IGS-NETWORK offers LEO and MEO users an attractive and convenient way to overcome the current bottleneck in ground station capacity for small satellite operators,particularly in the Australian portion of the globe. As an Australian-owned capability focussed on future trends in the market place, the IGS-NETWORK will provide unique support to the National and International Space 2.0 Industry.
Designed for Operational Requirements
The IGS-NETWORK is designed to provide a high level of flexibility and accommodate a diverse spread of operational requirements. We tailor our solution to meet the needs of our end customers by offering a mix of different operational modes. These include:
Ground Station as a Service
Providing access to the end user of the ground segment infrastructure installed and operated by Nova. Infrastructure includes the antennas, complete RF chain and baseband equipment.
Fully Hosted Customer Equipment
Site designed to allow for customers to bring along their own antennas, RF and baseband equipment and host the equipment within a physically secure enclave on-site. The IGS-NETWORK site will provide backhaul connectivity to a suitable point of presence either the IGS-NETWORK NOC based in Canberra, IGS-NETWORK BNOC based in Adelaide, or a third party location if required.
Third Party Brokered Access
Linked to third party brokering organisations who take care of the customer interface and needs, if preferred, to provide access to our capability as part of a global capability on a regular or ad-hoc basis.
Nova Systems received ACMA licensing for its proposed site in Peterborough South Australia. The license is for a range of frequencies within the satellite spectrum.
Nova Systems conducted an extensive RF site survey of its proposed site in Peterborough South Australia to determine the presence of any RF interference within its frequency band of interest.
Nova Systems purchase land in the Peterborough area.
Entered commercial operations.
If you have interest in learning more about the IGS-NETWORK and how it could potentially be utilised within your business we would love to hear from you. For further information please contact: