Viasat Real-Time-Earth ground station

The Centre for Appropriate Technology’s (CfAT) wholly owned commercial subsidiary CfAT Satellite Enterprises has partnered with global communications company Viasat for the development of a commercial satellite ground station at CfAT’s Heath Road premises in Alice Springs.

The ground station will form part of Viasat’s global Real-Time Earth system providing low-latency, affordable remote sensing satellite data to paying users on demand. It joins a number of similar ground stations that are already operating in other parts of the world as part of the network.

Global and domestic customers will include governments and companies across numerous industries including environmental services, shipping, oil and gas, and more.

The commercial arrangement will provide another income stream for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned CfAT to support its key focus of delivering essential infrastructure to remote Aboriginal communities.

Further information

Viasat partners with the Centre for Appropriate Technology Ltd and Indigenous Business Australia to build a Real-Time Earth ground station in Australia

Last updated: 23 September 2019

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