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01.02.2021

Infostellar and Arctic Space Technologies execute declaration of intent for hosting of a 7.3 m Infostellar ground station in northern Sweden

Tokyo, Japan and Luleå, Sweden:

Infostellar and Arctic Space Technologies announced today the ambition to establish and host an Infostellar 7.3 m antenna system at the Arctic Space ground station in Piteå, Sweden. This strategic critical location, only 130 km south of the Arctic Circle, will add 8 - 10 contacts for polar earth orbiting satellites to Infostellar’s ecosystem of Ground Stations as a Service (GSaaS). Through the integrated data center services, real time processing and delivery of downlinked earth observation data will be enabled.

We are very pleased to announce this intention of collaboration with Arctic Space.  Their location in Piteå and capabilities suit our polar ground station needs exceptionally well.  In addition to being an important strategic location for Infostellar, Benjamin and his team at Arctic Space are demonstrating exceptional foresight and professional entrepreneurship that organizations like ours need to drive a more effective GSaaS industry,

said Tom Pirrone, Infostellar’s Chief Strategy Officer. Pirrone added,

Infostellar is on a glide-path towards significantly reducing the cost and schedule for satellite operators to gain access to global GSaaS.  In many locations our impetus is to engage existing antenna capacity to meet our client’s needs, however, certain locations around the world simply require company-controlled antennas.  Northern Scandinavia is one of those regions.”

Infostellar recently announced a significant technical achievement in servicing an undisclosed suite of SAR satellites from a partner station in Canada.  Adding services in Northern Sweden enables the company to expand its cloud-based GSaaS services for SAR and other geospatial and remote sensing applications through this partnership.

“Arctic Space Technologies is pleased to have signed this declaration of intent and to continue work closely with Infostellar on this future expansion project. We have the location, knowledge, and resources to continue expanding our ground station activities, and by signing this declaration we take the next step becoming a key and critical Hub of operations for many remote sensing applications. Being flexible, efficient, and having the customers' needs in focus together offering cost-effective sustainable and highly secured services has shown to be something many collaboration partners appreciate.”

said Mr. Benjamin Fischer, CEO Arctic Space. 

Pirrone further stated,

“Our plan is to do further assessments together with Arctic Space with the ambition to sign an agreement for hosting and have the site operational in late 2021. We look forward to our continued collaboration with Arctic Space to achieve this key strategic objective.”

About Infostellar

Infostellar is a satellite 'Ground Segment as a Service' (GSaaS) provider. We provide flexible and scalable ground station services enabled by our cloud platform, 'StellarStation', which virtualizes ground station networks. By lowering the barriers to entry in the ground segment, Infostellar empowers new space businesses to build better missions and improve the quality of their service. Founded in 2016, Infostellar is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has its European office in the UK.

For more information, visit https://www.infostellar.net

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About StellarStation

StellarStation is a flexible, scalable, satellite ground station sharing platform. After a one-time setup, satellite operators can access any ground station across our global network. StellarStation also enables ground station owners to monetise their unused capacity by sharing it with satellite operators.

https://www.stellarstation.com/

04.06.2020

Arctic Space Technologies enters a strategic partnership with EcoDataCenter

Pictured from the left: Felix Hessinger, Benjamin Fischer (CEO Arctic Space), Anders Berglund, (CEO EcoDataCenter in Piteå)

Arctic Space Technologies bring their services to EcoDataCenter with the mission of creating a greener and more secure profile for satellite communication together.

The increased demand of communication services is driven by the development of Internet of Things, 5G, an increasing time spent online and also the importance of climate research. The cost of building and using satellites for communication has decreased, which creates new possibilities for the industry. Satellite communication recently has gained new momentum, and today it is a growing market through many new users and increasing demands. The highly secure infrastructure and the green environment of EcoDataCenter improves the offering from Arctic Space Technologies.

EcoDataCenter’s northern location on a high latitude located near the antennas is a big advantage. This closeness secures a fast connection and lowers the latency. This is accomplished by connecting satellite antennas (located at a teleport) directly to the data center infrastructure. To enable this new service offer, a dedicated direct fiber connection between the teleport and data center is required.

The trend clearly moves towards greener data in combination with an increased demand for complete cloud data center solutions. EcoDataCenter makes the perfect partner for Arctic Space in this aspect, adding sustainable and safe  datacenter services to the Arctic Space offer. Together the companies form a strong partnership, which also can lead to a positive development of the local community. 

 

”The partnership with EcoDataCenter creates an all-in-one satellite data handling platform that brings sustainability and scalability to our offering, while reducing costs and improving reliability and security. For the first time in history satellite data handling will become fully carbon dioxide free, and customers will have the opportunity to use the facilities of EcoDataCenter and Arctic Space Technologies as a one-stop solution to access and process their satellite data.”
– Benjamin Fischer, CEO Arctic Space.

 

“The space industry is strong in northern Sweden and we are very delighted to cooperate with a local innovative business in Piteå. This is a strategic opportunity for EcoDataCenter to give back to the local community.”
– Anders Berglund, CEO EcoDataCenter in Piteå

  

“The collaboration with Arctic Space is an important step for EcoDataCenter, where we together establish a new segment in the market, where Piteå as a location constitutes ideal conditions. This further strengthens our market position as a green and sustainable supplier – a very conscious long-term strategic goal.”
– Lars Schedin CEO EcoDataCenter.

 

The Arctic Space Data Hub allows the operator to connect a satellite earth station antenna directly to its data processing hardware and software inside a

data center. By enabling true real-time processing without latency while reducing bandwidth and storage requirements on the network and creating a highly secure bulletproof encapsulated system. The satellite operator decides which data leaves the premises, and which does not. On top of that we make satellite data handling almost fully carbon dioxide free. The high level of sustainability for the datacenters will help the satellites getting climate friendly.

  

Press Contact for further information

Sandra Nilsson, COO, Arctic Space Technologies, +46 76 781 71 21, sandra.nilsson@arcticspacetech.com

Magnus Angermund, CMO, EcoDataCenter, +46 73 231 96 30, magnus.angermund@ecodatacenter.se

 

About EcoDataCenter

EcoDataCenter is the world’s first climate-positive data center. With an innovative design and world-leading technology, we build and operate data centers for colocation, HPC and wholesale/hyperscale. Our plant in Falun is connected to Falun Heating and Power Plant and leads our surplus heat directly back to the heating plant and into the biofuel production plant. Our facility is run entirely on renewable energy sources and is designed to be as energy efficient as possible. EcoDataCenter is a company in rapid growth that aims to grow both by acquiring and building several data centers.  www.ecodatacenter.uk

About Arctic Space Technologies

Arctic Space Technologies is a North-Swedish based company founded by an international team of engineers in 2019 and offers edge-based satellite communication and virtual satellite ground segment solutions by closing the gap between data centers and teleports. By that Arctic Space Technologies offers an all-in-one solution for big data handling, critical satellite operations, and ground station services.

Arctic Space Technologies operates the Arctic Space Data hub, a high-tech satellite communications satellite ground station located in Öjebyn, Sweden, with the coordinates 65.4 ° N and 21.4 ° E. This next-generation teleport merges advanced ground station communication technologies with the immense processing power and reliability of a modern data center.

 

About EcoDataCenter in Piteå

A data center plant in Piteå municipality, with three data centers in operation, F1, F2 and F3. F1 was built in 1991 by the Swedish Defense Forces radio agency, FRA, which had operations in place until 2001. F2 is built in a property that was previously used for cash management, and offers scalable server space of up to 10,000 sqm. The center is powered by 100 percent renewable hydropower from the Luleå river - F2 also has the highest safety class a civilian building can have in Sweden. F3 was built and commissioned during the last quarter of 2018.