SSC Universal Space Network was designed specifically to provide comprehensive communications and ground support to Earth-orbiting satellites.
SSC Universal Space Network was earlier named PrioraNet, and was renamed in 2016.
SSC Universal Space Network is made up of core SSC owned stations and collaborative partner stations strategically located around the world. Each station is unique in its specific application and services with some overlapping capabilities allowing customized solutions to global tracking network applications. In many cases, the ground stations are operated 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
SSC Universal Space Network consists of:
- Network Management Centers: the hub of SSC Universal Space Network activities, owned and operated by SSC
- SSC core stations; owned and operated by SSC
- Collaborative stations; owned and operated by our global partners
The network is constantly evolving with new locations continually planned and upgraded in order to meet our customers’ changing needs.
SSC Universal Space Network is controlled and monitored by Network Management Centers with locations in Sweden and in the US, providing customers with a single point of access into the global network from multiple locations.