Orbit Launches New Tri-Band Earth Observation Antenna System for LEO and MEO Satellites

Orbit Launches New Tri-Band Earth Observation Antenna System for LEO and MEO Satellites

Orbit Communications Systems, one of the leading global providers of maritime and airborne SATCOM terminals, tracking ground station solutions, and mission-critical airborne audio management systems have announced the launch of Gaia 100 an advanced tri-band Earth observation antenna system. This system has secured an initial order from a significant European customer.

Gaia100 is a series of terrestrial tracking systems for LEO (Low Earth Orbit) and MEO (Medium Earth Orbit) satellites, with antenna sizes of 2.4 – 5.5 meters. The series is part of the Gaia product line which includes Earth observation tracking solutions with antenna diameters of up to 11 meters.

The Gaia100 tracking systems operate under a radome. They are characterized by high RF and accurate tracking performance, with the ability to operate in changing weather conditions, anywhere and at any time, with efficient power consumption and minimal maintenance. These features provide advantages during operation at non-residential sites.

Now with a new Ka-band capability in addition to the existing S-band and X-band capabilities, the Gaia100 S/X/Ka is the most innovative system available today, tracking practically any EO NGSO satellites, and giving the operator the flexibility to work in all three frequency bands simultaneously. This meets the growing demand in the observation satellite and Ground Station Antenna as a Service (GSAAS) operators markets for systems capable of downloading a large amount of high-quality and high-volume data from Earth Observation (EO), Low Earth Orbit (LEO), and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites.

Ka-Band is becoming more and more essential for high-volume data delivery and in the near future it is expected to become the main frequency band for data download,” says Daniel Eshchar, CEO of Orbit. “As a company that constantly develops innovative solutions, we are proud of our ability to already provide a response to the ever-increasing needs of the market. Our reputation for advanced solutions is already proven in the first order from a European customer, a growing leader in its field of providing global observation services, which is expanding its infrastructure to supply EO services and launches. They selected Orbit due to our track record of excellent performance and very high reliability in our world-leading systems. Our position as an industry leader in the field of EO satellite tracking and in the terrestrial satellite communication market strengthens our activities as we maintain our technological advantage and develop more advanced systems.”

Click here to learn about the Gaia-100 ground station tracking antenna.

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013