Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Kratos Integral Systems International (Kratos ISI) business unit has been awarded a contract by PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk. (Telkom) to deliver an integrated system for Telkom’s Backup Satellite Control Station. The system will provide simultaneous telemetry, tracking and command for two of Telkom’s satellites, along with the capability to expand to support future Telkom satellites.
Telkom selected Kratos ISI’s industry-leading EPOCHTM Integrated Product Suite (IPS) Fleet Management System to support Telkom’s satellite fleet. EPOCH IPS is a hardware-independent, database-driven, open architecture satellite fleet management system capable of controlling an array of satellites with a minimal number of personnel. Because EPOCH can support multiple satellites simultaneously from a single ground system, it will help maximize Telkom’s investment by providing an upgrade path to operate any combination of satellite platforms and ground assets in the future.
Kratos ISI will provide the backup satellite Command and Control system along with the antenna to support the two Telkom satellites, Telkom-1 and Telkom-2. Telkom-1 is a Lockheed Martin A2100 satellite and Telkom-2 is an Orbital STAR-2 satellite. The system will use two existing five meter C-band antennas, and Kratos ISI will add a new nine meter C-band antenna as part of this contract.
„We are extremely pleased to welcome Telkom as a new EPOCH IPS customer,” said James Kramer, Senior Vice President of Kratos ISI. „Kratos has experience fielding end-to-end ground systems in Indonesia and other Asian markets, and EPOCH IPS has proven capabilities in operating satellites of the same design as the two Telkom satellites.”
„TELKOM is very pleased to be working with Kratos ISI. This is good momentum for Telkom to use open system technology for all operational TELKOM satellites,” said Irwan Mahry GM Satellite of Telkom.
Source / Author: Kratos