Ballasalla, Isle of Man, 28th June 2016 – The Space Data Association (SDA), an international non-profit association of satellite operators, has expanded once again with the membership of Telebras.
Telebras, a strategic provider of telecommunications infrastructure solutions in Brazil, is the latest member to join. The SDA, though it’s Space Data Center (SDC), supports the controlled, reliable and efficient sharing of data that is critical to the safety and integrity of satellite operations and the RF spectrum. These services are able to provide operators with enhanced space situational awareness knowledge.
“SDA is pleased to welcome Telebras as a member, and is proud to embrace the expansion of our organisation. We look forward to developing a strong relationship with Telebras and continuing to provide an efficient and trustworthy level of service for our members in the future.”Mark Dickinson
Telebras provides telecommunications infrastructure solutions across Brazil. The company has plans to use Ka band satellites to expand broadband coverage to the remotest places of Brazil.
“Telebras is proud of its wide reach in Brazil and is looking forward to enjoying the benefits of our membership with SDA. With an increasingly congested space environment, we have felt that joining the Space Data Association is an important step to secure the future of space safety, both for our own operation and the industry as a whole.”Jarbas Valente
“We are delighted that the SDA membership base continues to grow with the addition of important operators such as Telebras. With the advent of our next generation system, SDC 2.0, it is very important that our membership adopts this step change in safety of flight capabilities, for the protection of their satellites and also for the whole geostationary environment.”Chris Grogan
SDC 2.0 will become available to both current and prospective SDA members. This service features an independently generated catalogue of space objects, providing transparent, timely and actionable collision warnings. Additionally, SDC 2.0 features functionality to combat Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), including geolocations scenarios and a Carrier ID database.
About the SDA
The Space Data Association Limited (SDA) is a non-profit international association of satellite operators that supports the controlled, reliable and efficient sharing of data critical to the safety and integrity of the space environment and the RF spectrum. It maintains the Space Data Center, a database of high-accuracy orbital information, which is operated by Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) of Exton, PA. Established in the Isle of Man the SDA is open to all satellite operators and other participants. Its membership comprises many of the world’s major satellite communications companies Membership information can be found at www.space-data.org.
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Telecomunicações Brasileiras S.A. (Telebras) is a strategic provider of telecommunications infrastructure solutions in Brazil for communication between government agencies, private companies and non-governmental organizations. Its 22,000 kilometers of backbone form a modern terrestrial network with the latest technology. It reaches the remotest places, reducing the cost of connection, promoting technological innovation, as well as social and digital inclusion. Furthermore, after the successful launch of its Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite, the SGDC, in May 2017, Telebras will soon count on its high capacity in the Ka band to expand the broadband offer to the most remote areas in Brazil with an Internet of quality.