Deliver Phase 2019

Satellite ground station in Alice Springs

Growing Jobs and Business

Initiative

Establish a commercial satellite ground station at CfAT Ltd Heath Road property, Alice Springs.

Overview

CfAT Satellite Enterprises Pty Ltd (CfATSE) will build and own a satellite ground-station comprising two 7.3m antennas.

Commercial operation will be licenced to Viasat Inc. The ground station will form part of Viasat's Real Time Earth business, a network of nine ground-stations globally, providing low latency earth observation satellite data.

Benefits

The development highlights the market potential of Central Australia for commercial enterprises of this nature and will deliver significant income to the Centre for Appropriate Technology, providing ongoing jobs for local Indigenous employees, and contracts for local businesses during the $800,000 facility construction phase.


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