For over 30 years the Middle East and North Africa’s growing need for telecommunications and broadband services have been met by Arabsat. Arabsat, now one of the world’s top satellite operators, and by far the leading satellite services provider in the region, is launching its 5th generation satellites programme. A European consortium has been entrusted with all aspects of the project, from design to control, including the ground control segment.
As a subcontractor to Audens, LSE Space is Arabsat’s consultant for the procurement of the 5G and 6G ground systems. The consultancy provided by LSE Space covers all the procurement process from contract negotiations, through factory and on-site acceptance tests, to in-orbit delivery. LSE’s engineers have been assigned responsibility for several aspects of the mission such as LEOP, operations, SCC/PCC, ground stations and DSSS.