SSC SPACE AUSTRALIA owns the Yatharagga Satellite Station near Perth. The station supports both polar orbiting and geostationary satellites.


SSC Space Australia is a ground station engineering, operations and maintenance company that has primary responsibility for SSC’s Yatharagga Satellite Station at the Western Australia Space Centre (WASC) near Perth. In addition to operating our own satellite station equipment, we also provide hosting, maintenance, and operations services for our customers who want to install their equipment at our site to take advantage of the benefits of being at the site. Several major commercial and government organizations currently benefit from our hosting services.

The site has been developed by SSC Space Australia in close coordination with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to provide a location with protected RF spectrum for satellite communications services. Likewise, SSC Space Australia has invested in significant infrastructure to provide the following services to all of our customers:

  • Scalable security, depending on customer requirements
  • Commercial and back-up electrical power
  • High speed terrestrial communications services
  • Access to specialized test and maintenance equipment
  • Experienced and highly capable personnel

With a particular strength in operations during Launch and Early Orbit Phase and Geostationary Transfer Orbit, SSC Space Australia personnel are adept at handling operations associated with mission-critical maneuvers, first acquisition of the launch vehicle and spacecraft telemetry at orbit-insertion and deployment.

SSC Space Australia is part of the Satellite Management
Services Division, which provides a complete range of ground segment services.

Satellite Management Services portfolio