Satellite Communications

Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellites

Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites orbit the planet in a circular geosynchronous orbit in the plane of the Earth’s equator. They excel at providing connectivity to remote regions which commonly lack terrestrial infrastructure and often have rough terrain that makes deployment of terrestrial infrastructure difficult or expensive. A GEO satellite appears to ground observers to be at a fixed position in the sky, which makes it possible to use simple antennas permanently pointed at the satellite and enables cost-effective deployment of fixed ground installations.

Common traits of modern GEO telecommunications satellites are relatively high throughput and higher signal latency (i.e. the time it takes to send a request and receive a response over the satellite), due to the signal having to travel roughly 36,000 km to a satellite in geostationary orbit and the same distance back to Earth. However, the vast majority of applications are not sensitive to the effects of higher latency. Latency-sensitive applications, such as online video games, financial trading and other real-time applications, are not usually prioritized for underserved regions lacking basic broadband connectivity.

Pieris Aerospace has been a GEO satellite infrastructure solution provider for more than 13 years. In collaboration with our manufacturing partners, our company provides complete solutions for ultra-high throughput geostationary satellite communications, which are uniquely suitable for reliable high-speed wireless (4G/5G and WiFi) network deployments, Internet Service Providers and national security initiatives. GEO satellites remain the most cost-effective infrastructure solution for rapid regional deployments of high-speed connectivity.

Our complete solutions provide everything required to deploy and operate a modern space-based telecommunications infrastructure, including suitable radiofrequency spectrum, regulatory licensing, spacecraft and network design, manufacturing, launch, insurance and optional ground equipment procurement. Our goal is to provide our customers with fully-owned satellite infrastructure that enables rapid expansion of their network without relying on existing satellite operators. This leads to substantial reductions in operating costs, whilst providing a solution tailor-made to fulfil the customers’ requirements.

Pieris Aerospace’s customers include established satellite operators, terrestrial telecommunications operators, governments and new market entrants.

Low Earth Orbit Satellites

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites operate at lower altitudes of 300 – 2000 km. Satellites operating at these altitudes naturally provide significant latency advantages over the GEO satellites and are also suitable for scientific and observational applications.

LEO satellite networks are uniquely suitable for multi-regional and/or global deployments, and commonly require a larger number of spacecraft to provide continuous service and/or observation over any specific area. Since LEO satellites are constantly moving in relation to any fixed location on the ground, communications over LEO satellite networks require specialized ground terminals. Thus, commercial-grade LEO satellite networks commonly require substantial upfront investment to fully implement and achieve the desired coverage and/or capacity. However, once sufficiently deployed, such networks can provide unprecedented multi-regional and/or global commercial opportunities.

Pieris Aerospace provides customers with complete solutions optimized to fulfil the customers’ requirements. Regardless of the complexity or niche, our company’s multinational team in collaboration with suppliers, manufacturers and relevant regional consultants can provide a reasonable and cost-effective solution for the necessary infrastructure development, deployment, multi-regional regulatory compliance and operations.

Our LEO solutions are geared towards multi-national organizations which require a cutting-edge infrastructure solution for global deployment of low-latency communications, remote sensing, observation or a combination of these applications.