Comtech Secures Tracking Ground Station Antenna System Contract from NASA Glenn Research Center


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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that during its second quarter of fiscal year 2021, its Mission-Critical Technologies group’s Space & Component Technology Division, which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment, was awarded a contract from NASA’s Glenn Research Center for a Ka/S-band antenna system and radome to be installed at its new Aerospace Communications Facility in Cleveland, Ohio, supporting high bandwidth space and aeronautics communications research.

"This competitive award of our advanced multi-band full-motion X/Y antenna system is a testament to our cutting-edge ground system solutions meeting our customers’ most challenging requirements," said Fred Kornberg, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “We are proud to support NASA Glenn Research and NASA’s space exploration and aeronautics missions.” 

For over 40 years, Comtech’s Space & Component Technology (“SCT”) division, located in Cypress, California, has specialized in the supply of high reliability microelectronics, supplying EEE parts for use in satellite, launch vehicle and manned space applications. Combining longstanding resources in Cypress, with new locations in Plano, Texas and Hampshire, United Kingdom, SCT also provides services encompassing all aspects of ground station life cycle management to include requirements definition and analysis, design, development and integration of turnkey systems from antenna to data processing, civil works and construction, station installation and verification, operations and maintenance, and decommissioning at end of life. A full line of satellite tracking antennas from 30cm to 13m, as well as RF feeds, radomes and carbon fiber reflectors, all for LEO, MEO and GEO orbits, are also supplied to customers worldwide.

The Mission-Critical Technologies group is focused on ensuring its customers are able to successfully carry out their mission, whether that be communicating in an austere environment on land or at sea, launching or tracking a satellite, or protecting the cyber security posture of their network.

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