Leaf Space operates, and continues to develop, a solid and reliable distributed ground station infrastructure to provide effective ground segment-as-a-service solutions and enable full exploitation of space data. The company has a vision of being the leading provider of such services in order to drive expansion and sustainability of the space ecosystem and downstream applications.
Leaf Space's proprietary concept is focused on providing satellite connectivity as-a-service, to support clients with their satellite operations by managing and procuring the entire ground segment system through a complete set of services. These include time-shared access to ground, customized communication solutions, ground station procurement, consultancy, and backup services.
Leaf Space aims to provide the most easy-to-use, flexible, cost-effective, and operationally solid ground segment solutions to reliably support satellites in LEO and MEO along all lifecycle phases. Focus is put on highly scalable interfaces and operations, while continuously iterating according to NewSpace market needs in terms of new verticals (Launch Vehicles, HAPS) in addition to satellite and constellation operators.
The company's infrastructure is globally distributed and utilizes both 3.7-meter and 3-meter parabolic dishes used for both S-band and X-band operations, while Yagis are used for UHF and VHF respectively, implementing commercial high datarate receivers in combination with Leaf Space baseband processing software.
Ground segment as-a-service - This webinar provides an overview of turn-key solutions, services and products offered by Leaf Space to the global space market.
Ground Station Network cost structure: build or outsource? - This webinar provides a comprehensive look at a data-driven make-or-buy analysis for the ground segment and the benefits from adopting a Ground-Station-as-a-Service strategy.
Cybersecurity Solutions for Satellite Operators - This webinar covers the importance of secure space communications and cybersecurity, in terms of regulation and technology for NewSpace.
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Leaf Space provides complete Ground Segment services for the New Space market.
Leaf Line is a unique multi-mission ground segment as-a-service solution, completely owned and operated by Leaf Space. A network of 12 ground station sites (at regime, in Q4 2020) and a strong software infrastructure are the base of the service, which can manage and optimize requests from different users. The GSs time is shared between different customers and missions using a high efficiency scheduling algorithm, optimizing the GSs use while satisfying the customer’s constraints. From the operations point of view, Leaf Space will carry out all the activities and management of the ground segment, therefore the customer will have the important advantage of focusing more on his own core business. To interact with the Leaf Line network, our customer can use a dedicated API and a real-time data transfer interface through which a proprietary control centre or ground segment manager software can be integrated.
Leaf Key is an exclusive Ground Segment as a Service solution created for satellite operators and space service providers who need a custom and dedicated way to operate their space assets.
Based on a similar technology and infrastructure as Leaf Line, Leaf Key is tailored on the mission needs both from the performance and operations point of view. The deployment of the network backbone follows the development plan of the customer constellation, guaranteeing the right performance at the right time.
In addition, Leaf Key can be paired with Leaf Line to balance peak loads or to increase the support to the customer’s mission.
From the operations point of view, Leaf Space carries out all the activities and management of the ground segment, therefore the customer will have the important advantage of focusing more on his own core business.
To interact with the dedicated network, customers can use an API and a real-time data transfer interface through which a proprietary control centre or ground segment manager software can be integrated. Leaf Space also provides LEOP (launch and early operations phase), anomaly resolution, back-up, capacity boost, consultancy services and ground station provision for New Space market players.