Punta Arenas Satellite Station

53º South, 71º West

Punta Arenas antenna

Location and capabilities

The Punta Arenas Station was established in 2012 near the city of Punta Arenas, Chile, which is located at the South tip of the South American continent (latitude 53°S.).

The Punta Arenas Station is located 28 km North of the main city and is accessible via a main paved road throughout all the year. When this station is used in combination with SSC's Dongara and Yatharagga stations in Australia, unmatched coverage opportunities are available for polar orbiting missions.

Antennas and basebands

Today a 7.3 meter S/X-band antenna supports several polar-orbit satellites for a dedicated customer, averaging around of 540 passes/month.  This antenna is installed in an environmental radome which allows operation during the 365 days of the year, regardless of the wind conditions.

The total site occupies an area of 25 hectares, so there is plenty of space for installing or hosting new antennas.

Two major communications provider reach the site with fiber optics communications.

The Station has its own power backup and generation system (UPS and diesel).

Punta Arenas Satellite Station

Contacts - Satellite Management Services

Leif Österbo
Satellite Management Services
Tel. +46 8 627 64 10

Dan White
Executive Vice President Americas
Tel. +1 310 721-2294

Patrik Melvås
Executive Vice President Europe,
Middle East, Africa
Tel. +46 8 627 6228

Alf Öskog
Business Development Director Asia, Pacific
Tel. +46 70 3322170