Introducing Leaf Line


Introducing Leaf Line: A smaller budget shouldn’t come at a cost to your mission effectiveness. Leaf Line is a ground segment as-a-service which is tailored to your needs, including daily passes, pass distribution and operational conditions. The perfect solution for in-orbit demonstrations (IOD) or other missions requiring high contact time and low latency, typical elements of our distributed ground station network.

FLEXIBLE

Upgrade anytime, whenever you need to

IMMEDIATE

Our services are ready when you want them

STANDARDIZED

We deploy the same systems globally to ensure reliability

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How does it work?

SCHEDULING

Our powerful scheduling algorithm guarantees requested contacts to multiple satellites and missions across the entire network.

API

Use our API-rest to interact with the network, set your satellite parameters and constraints, retrieve the schedule of operations, and all the data you need.

PRICING MODEL

Only pay for what you use. The price is calculated on a per-pass basis, to ensure affordability. We also offer volume discounts for constellations.

SDR

Using SDRs, different protocols and modulation schemes can be integrated providing support to a different mission at the same time. Bring Your Own Code (BYOC) reduces set-up time.

NETWORK

The way to ensure high contact time and low latency to satellites in different orbits? A network of globally distributed ground stations.

REAL-TIME TT&C

Exchange data in real-time with the ground station contacting your satellite. We route your data to the right destination, eliminating multiple connections.

Get started with Leaf Line

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Send us a request via the online form
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We’ll send you a requirement brief to fill out
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Our engineering team will explore solutions with you
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We’ll integrate your mission in the Leaf Line service
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Test the entire service on the ground or with satellite in orbit
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Service activation – all systems are go

Tell us what you need

Already have a ground segment? Aside from full-mission support, Leaf Line provides different service solutions, depending on your mission needs, including LEOP, back-up and boost services.

LEOP

Need more contact windows with your satellite during deployment and commissioning? We can provide LEOP support. Use different ground stations to track different objects reducing the TLE lottery and commissioning of your satellite.

BOOST

Is your mission going better than planned? Raising the capacity of your ground segment might be the solution! Our Boost service enables you to cover these needs effectively and with a competitive cost.

BACKUP

Want to improve the reliability of your current ground segment? We can guarantee the required connectivity in case of issues with your primary system. Subscribe to the service and activate it when you need it for seamless connectivity.

VHF

RX Frequency [MHz] 137-144
TX Frequency [MHz]
Polarization RHCP-LHCP
Antenna Type Yagi 16 el.
Antenna Gain [dBi] 14
G/T [dB/K] @5° -14.6
Modulation Configurable
Protocol Configurable

UHF

RX Frequency [MHz] 399-402
TX Frequency [MHz] 401-403
Polarization RHCP-LHCP
Antenna Type Yagi 32 el.
RX Antenna Gain [dBi] 14.8
TX Antenna Gain [dBi] 14.8
G/T [dB/K] @5° -11.6
EIRP[dBW] 34
Modulation Configurable
Protocol Configurable

S-BAND

RX Frequency [MHz] 2200-2400
TX Frequency [MHz] 2025-2120
Polarization RHCP-LHCP
Antenna Type 3m dish
RX Antenna Gain [dBi] 34.9
TX Antenna Gain [dBi] 34.2
G/T [dB/K] @5° 10.9
EIRP[dBW] 43
Modulation Configurable
Protocol Configurable

X-BAND

RX Frequency [MHz] 8025-8400
TX Frequency [MHz]
Polarization RHCP-LHCP
Antenna Type 3m dish
Antenna Gain [dBi] 44
G/T [dB/K] @5° 24
Modulation Configurable
Protocol Configurable

Radio Pre-Integration

The choice of finalizing the pre-integration of a group of radio systems is strategic to develop Leaf Line and Leaf Key in such a way to offer a ready-to-use service, improving its commercial value. Pre-integration in our ground station network of radios installed on-board small satellites avoids repeating part of the necessary integration process to provide a telecommunications service each time a customer chooses Leaf Space services. As a result, service deployment time is reduced and upfront costs are minimized.

Radio Manufacturer  Frequency  Modulation 
SR2000 GomSpace 2025-2120; 2200-2290 QPSK
AX100 GomSpace 140-144; 399-403

GFSK/GMSK

SRS3 Satlab 2025-2110; 2200-2290 GMSK
Li-1 AstroDev 137-144; 399-403 FSK/GMSK

Radio Pre-Integration

Need more The choice of finalizing the pre-integration of a group of radio systems is strategic to develop Leaf Line and Leaf Key in such a way to offer a ready-to-use service, improving its commercial value. Pre-integration in our ground station network of radios installed on-board small satellites avoids repeating part of the necessary integration process to provide a telecommunications service each time a customer chooses Leaf Space services. As a result, service deployment time is reduced and upfront costs are minimized.

Radio Manufacturer  Frequency 
SR2000 GomSpace 2025-2120; 2200-2290
AX100 GomSpace 140-144; 399-403
SRS3 Satlab 2025-2110; 2200-2290
Li-1 AstroDev 137-144; 399-403

Leaf Line Network 

Coverage is currently provided by four ground stations

Leaf Space Ground Station Network- Scheme
1
Vimercate – Italy
2
Puertollano – Spain
3
Cork – Ireland
4
Kaunas – Lithuania

Q4 2019

SSO: 10 pass/day
ISS: 8 pass/day
EQ: no

Q2 2020

SSO: 14 pass/day
ISS: 12 pass/day
EQ: 
14 pass/day

Q4 2020

SSO: 20 pass/day
ISS: 15 pass/day
EQ: 
14 pass/day
Passages/day are intended per satellite. Value might vary with orbital conjunction.
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