SpaceCom Tracking Antennas

If your fixed or mobile satellite terminal requires more antenna gain and must feature full hemisphere coverage, a SpaceCom tracking antenna can help you solve this problem.

Communication through satellites involves weak signals. All parts of an antenna system must be optimized for this application – like antenna gain, receiver noise figure, transmit power output and linearity, signal coding etc. With the antenna placed on a mobile platform - like a ship or a truck - further efforts are required to maintain communication when the ship or truck moves.

This is done by electrical motors controlled by the build-in sensors. In order to track a satellite while the antenna platform itself is moving, the antenna array moves around a number of axis.

All SpaceCom antennas have build-in tracking systems making them independent of outside systems - like ships gyro or master compass.

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My name is Louis P. Laferriere the Captain of the 171' Crab Catcher Processor Pro Surveyor. I want to tell the fleet how impressed I am with the new SpaceCom MSat Antenna we recently had installed by STS.

The Pro Surveyor never had a signal of less then 40 from the time the vessel departed Seattle up thru the Inside Passage up to Dixon Entrance. We noticed typical signal strengths between 34 and 36 while transiting Southeast Alaska without any signal interruption of any kind.

We had a solid and consistent signal and service through the Inside Passage, as well as the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. During a recent King Crab season, while fishing just 90 miles from the Russian Far East Coast, the Pro Surveyor would encounter seas to 30 feet with heavy rain and snow. We were always able to communicate on our SpaceCom MSat Antenna System.

I would highly recommend this antenna and MSat system as installed by STS -- it works for us.

        Sincerely - Louis P. Laferriere, Captain, Pro Surveyor