Satellite Tracking Antennas
LEGION, VISION, ORION, IRIS - Tri-band S/X/Ka Satellite Tracking Ground Systems
Safran Data Systems' Satellite Tracking Ground Stations are recognized, worldwide, as reference solutions by new space actors, space agencies, commercial imagery and defense communities. They are the most advanced and reliable solutions for performing satellite operations.
Satellite Tracking Antennas
Antenna size (m) 2.4 to 13.5
3-band alignment (°) < 0.015
Tracking Accuracy (° rms) > 0.034
Designed-for-Ka solutions, with a unique patented tri-band S/X/Ka concentric feed
Perfect match with standard CORTEX series baseband, a reference in the space community
High performance, reliability and long-term service availability provided by 100% Safran Data Systems' components
LEGION, all-in-one S/X/Ka 4m-class commodity antenna for Small Sats & Constellations
The LEGION 400 addresses new space challenges of more connectivity, faster delivery, overall better value & flexibility. The LEGION 400 antenna system meets both the large volume requirements of Communication Satellite Constellations as well as the versatility required by Earth Observation satellite tracking antennas. The LEGION 400 makes this possible with its unique patented tri-band S/X/Ka concentric feed combined with a lean & ultra accurate pedestal. The LEGION 400 is also capable of supporting LEOP & Launch Vehicles by employing a state-of-the-art S-band Single Channel Monopulse autotrack feed.
With the LEGION 400, Safran Data Systems offers its customers complete flexibility in building up a scalable ground segment, with - a single vendor solution for the complete system, including antenna, radome, RF, baseband, station Monitoring & Control and scheduler.
VISION, Turnkey S/X/Ka medium-size antennas for Earth Observation
Safran’s VISION Series is the ultimate medium size ground station for commercial or defense satellite imagery. Due to its unique e-Antenna architecture embedding the NuRoN suite (Software radio), doors are opened to a dramatic simplification of infrastructure & operation with virtualized data and M&C.
Single Channel Monopulse autotrack is an available option in any band, however, the VISION is reliable using program track only thanks to its highly accurate pedestal. VISION is an affordable, true Ka-band antenna available on the market now.
As with all Safran Data Systems antennas, the VISION benefits from the unique S/X/Ka concentric patented feed, offering a true continuity of operations for satellite generations to come..
ORION, large S/X/Ka full motion ground systems dedicated to Space Agencies
The ORION flagship antenna systems are designed to match and exceed the most demanding space agency requirements. The ORION-Series is defined as a complete package including simultaneous dual polarization, single channel monopulse tracking and close-loop testing in all bands. Safran’s service ensures a smooth deployment, easy start up operation and a long service life time. From 7.3 m to 13.5 m, the ORION-Series benefits from Safran’s expertise in radio frequency, mechanical systems, servo systems, signal processing and software development. The unique tri-band S/X/Ka feed, patented by Safran, and associated with Safran’s in-house pedestal and related equipment, allows operational continuity with existing satellites and is field proven for the upcoming generation (Ka-band).
IRIS, mobile satellite tracking systems
Safran’s IRIS series systems are designed for mobile satellite operations. Whatever the desired form factor (transit cases, AMP container, trailer, skid…), the expected mobility aspects (land towing, backpack pedestrian, commercial airlines…) and requested performance (G/T & EIRP), there is a fast deployable IRIS system that will exceed your expectations for field missions.
A responsive, international customer service
Safran Data Systems has a network of partners throughout the world. With a local presence, their teams are technically qualified and trained on our products. Thanks to their close collaboration with Safran Data Systems experts, customers can benefit from advice at any time. Safran Data Systems also offers training and technical support services.
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