SSC Chile has land and infrastructre facilities available on Santiago and Punta Arenas. These sites provide hosting services for customers who require the operation of their own antennas and equipment from this part of the world.
The station exhibits a strong background in supporting various customers who already host their equipment in the premises, for many years.
The site is located 35 kms. from the city of Santiago, which provides a natural isolation form man-made noise and at the same time a horizon profile on the average of 5 degrees. It is accessible by an all-weather, paved freeway from Santiago: Autopista Los Libertadores. A 800 m blacktop access road extends from the highway to the station facilities. Intgernal paved roads run through the site for access to buildings and antennas.
SSC Chile offers hosting services either at its own premises to accommodate customer equipment, or building new facilities exclusively for customer use, to the required level of security and availaility.
Punta Arenas Station
This satellite tracking station located 28 kilometers North of Punta Arenas city, and is accessible via a main paved road that also connects the city with the main airport. The station was established during the first half of 2012, and its first antenna became operational in July 2012.
Currently there is a single 7.3 meter full motion antenna installed inside a weather-proof radome which allows 24/7 operations under all weather conditions. The antenna has S-band uplink and X-band downlink capabilities.
The site has plenty of space, if is possible to host new antennas in the future. Overall masking is excellent for polar orbit satellites, being around 2 degrees or better in every direction.
The site also host a technical building that contains the antenna control equipment, customer furnished equipment, a diesel generator and several UPS units to allow the uninterrupted operations for several days in the event of a commercial power failure. In addition, there are fiber optics lines passing byhe site from two major communications operators.