- Satellite Evolution
Gilat awarded over $4 million in orders for support of low Earth orbit (LEO) constellation
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that it received orders of over $4 million for support of gateways of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations.
Gilat’s subsidiary, Wavestream, was chosen as the vendor of choice to supply Gateway Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) to a leading satellite operator to support the LEO constellation gateways. The orders were received as part of the previously announced contract.
Wavestream is proceeding according to plan with delivery of orders for its Gateway-Class PowerStream 160Ka SSPAs, designed specifically for networks using wide bandwidth uplinks and high order modulation schemes. Wavestream’s SSPAs were selected because of their best-in-class technical performance and their unmatched reliability in harsh environments, best addressing the stringent requirements of Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit (NGSO) constellations installed in remote locations.
“We are now manufacturing these units at an unprecedented production rate for Gateway-class SSPAs,” said Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s General Manager. “Our manufacturing capacity, product reliability, and experience with high-power Ka-Band SSPA technologies stand alone in the NGSO Gateway market.”