On-orbit support

SSC provides highly reliable and cost-effective services for on-orbit missions from an unparalleled network of ground stations. This global network was designed specifically to provide comprehensive telecom-graded communications and ground support to Earth-orbiting satellites. SSC supports more than 73,000 passes per year producing more than 3,100,000 pass minutes.

SSC Ground Network comprises core SSC-owned stations and collaborative partner satellite stations strategically located around the world. Each satellite station is unique in its characteristics with overlapping capabilities allowing stations to collaborate to offer anything from customized solutions to global tracking network applications. The ground stations are operated 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.


Telemetry, Tracking, and Control (TT&C) and Payload Data Services

SSC offers global satellite operation and communication solutions through our global ground station network. This network is controlled and monitored by Network Management Centers with locations in Sweden and the US. All ground station services are accessible 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. SSC and its global network of ground stations are constantly evolving with new locations and capabilities to provide our services wherever our customers are. We are evaluating the latest technology and implementing field trials with a selection of our customers for later commercial launch.

Mission Establishment Services

For the pre-mission and pre-launch phases, we work in close cooperation with our customers to define the mission requirements and implement a ground segment solution that is a true match for the mission. At the end our customers will have a fully validated turnkey solution that works completely from a technical and operational perspective. The solutions are based on our decades of experience in pre-mission activities. Coupled with our unparalleled multi-mission network, this ensures that your mission will be successful from the first data-flow test to end-of-life and your next mission.



We provide the following services to guarantee mission success:

  • Tracking
  • Telecommand
  • Telemetry and payload data reception
  • Localization support
  • System calibration

Lunar Service
SSC offers precise orbital determination from launch to the lunar surface. We utilize a network with 13 m antennas that give unrivaled data speed connecting unparalleled data rates back and forward to the Moon.

Data Handling and Processing

SSC provides well established, highly reliable and cost-effective solutions for data handling and processing services for different customer needs. SSC operates in a flexible multi-mission environment well suited to implement new missions and activities. SSC’s multi-mission services are operated 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, including the provisioning of high-speed terrestrial communications to the customer-specified location.

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