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Global role for new SaxaVord ground station manager

Updated: Jul 12, 2023

The UK’s leading spaceport has appointed a new satellite ground station manager to expand its network around the world.

Robert Philipp, who has joined from specialist Italian company Leaf Space, will be responsible for operating and expanding on SaxaVord Spaceport’s two existing ground stations in Unst and overseeing the installation of complementary antennae in Finland, Alaska, Greenland and potentially the Falkland Islands, bringing valuable expertise to hosting services.

Robert will be based in SaxaVord’s Munich office, which is led by head of business development Robin Huber.

Robin said: “We are delighted to welcome Robert on board, and look forward to him expanding out globally our satellite ground station network, which has been revenue-generating for almost two years now.

“His arrival marks the first stage in the expansion of our Munich office which has been important for business development, notably with the agreement of contracts with launch providers HyImpulse, Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) and Latitude.”

SaxaVord Spaceport CEO Frank Strang said: “With his experience and knowledge, Robert will add real value to our ground station business and help us develop it into a truly global one.”

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