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A POWERFUL NETWORK

Leaf Line is a ground segment service for satellite communication. Using Leaf Line means employing several ground stations in the world, consequently resulting in high visibility for satellites in different orbits.

Q1 2017 | 4 Ground Stations

Q1 2018 | 8 Ground Stations

Q2 2019 | 20 Ground Stations

DEDICATED

Leaf Line network is tailored for nano, micro and small satellites with advantages in terms of performance and price.

HIGH VISIBILITY

Leaf Line network provides a substantially higher number of passages per day than a single ground station.

BUSINESS READY

The world of small satellites data is getting serious and we have all the means to support commercial operations.

LEAF LINE GROUND STATION

The ground station is capable of operating in different frequency bands and it is designed to minimize human effort during operations.

All the subsystems for nominal operations are integrated in the station itself, while the only external needs are the power line and the internet connection. Standardization is a pivotal point for cost efficiency, therefore only small changes will make globally distributed station different from each other. Hence the network management and maintenance  is easier, making fault detection and resolution faster and more efficient.

Leaf Space Ground Station - Scheme
Parabolic dish
Yagi Antenna
Yagi Antenna
Electronic hardware
Feed
SDR - Radio System - Ground Station

WIDE COMPATIBILITY

The RF chain is extremely simplified in comparison with standards, thanks to the use of high-end commercial SDRs (Software Defined Radios). Typical requirements in terms of data rate, modulation schemes and protocols are widely covered by the range of performance of these elements. In addition higher performance are achieved thanks to dedicated receivers, basing on specific customer needs.

In order to support a wide range of satellite radios, great attention has been payed during system design. In most cases the use of SDRs also allows to extend via software ground station capabilities without changing hardware components. This is extremely valuable for a globally distributed ground station network, where changing hardware is extremely expensive in terms of time and budget.

Our system is capable of satisfying really different needs in the micro satellite world.
 We have been working hard to offer you flexibility and good performance to make your business true!

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] 400-402
TX Frequency [MHz] 401-403
Polarization RHCP-LHCP
Antenna Type Yagi 32 el.
Antenna Gain [dBi] 15
G/T [dB/K] @5° -12.6
EIRP[dBW] 35
Modulation Configurable
Protocol Configurable

S-BAND

RX Frequency [MHz] 2200-2400
TX Frequency [MHz] 2025-2110
Polarization RHCP-LHCP
Antenna Type 3m dish
Antenna Gain [dBi] 33.7
G/T [dB/K] @5° 11.7
EIRP[dBW] 43
Modulation Configurable
Protocol Configurable

X-BAND

RX Frequency [MHz] 8025-8500
TX Frequency [MHz]
Polarization RHCP-LHCP
Antenna Type 3m dish
Antenna Gain [dBi] 44.9
G/T [dB/K] @5° 24
Modulation Configurable
Protocol Configurable

Our network is growing up. Discover our growing performance!

Q1 2017

SSO 610 km

6 passages / day

ISS

5 passages / day

Equatorial 400km

starting from 2019

Q1 2018

SSO 610 km

13 passages / day

ISS

10 passages / day

Equatorial 400km

starting from 2019

Q2 2019 

SSO 610 km

40 passages / day

ISS

35 passages / day

Equatorial 400km

38 passages / per day

The passages / day values are intended per satellite and might vary basing on orbital conjunction.

We offer really cost effective solutions!

We offer you both a monthly based subscription and a traffic based plan.
Choose what you prefer!

Subscription plan

Do you need passages on a constant base? Is your constellation generating a large amount of data?

Then our subscription plan is perfect for you.

In case of a constellation, the price is strongly affected by requirements such as number of passages, satellites and so on.
Let us know your needs, we will make you a really competitive offer.

Consumption plan

Are you more into sporadic data download? Flexibility is your must?
No problem, you can use our consumption based plan.

This is specifically conceived for those operators who are not in need of large amount of data.

In this solution the price is purely based on MB consumption. No worries, use Leaf Line only when you need it!

Leaf Space Team - lab work parabolic dish

Becoming a Leaf Line user is easy!

Requirements

Send us your mission requirements, we will take care of analyzing them.

Technical evalutation

We always make sure that our system works properly with yours. Of course, for any issue or special need we are ready to satisfy your requests.

Choose your plan

It's time to choose your plan for using Leaf Line service!

You talk with your satellite, we take care

Start downloading your data, we will take care of operating the ground stations.

Enjoy your data

Relax and take advantage of all the data you have collected!