CfAT’s 38 hectare Heath Road rural site is the ideal location to host commercial ground station infrastructure, with space available for two to three additional developments.
The site’s competitive advantages include:
- more than 250 days a year of clear skies
- clear line of sight 5º above the horizon
- very low background light pollution (sky quality meter readings above 20)
- established spectrum licences for existing operations
- 1GBPS optical fibre cable on-site
- mains power 300Kv transformer, mains water and sewage
- 100m2 of office space available for on-site commercial rental
- only 10 minutes from Alice Springs airport and CBD.
Located in Australia’s Northern Territory at the country’s geographical centre, CfAT’s site is just eight kilometres from both the town of Alice Springs and Alice Springs Airport.
The site can be reached by air within three hours from all Australian mainland capital cities.
A proven location
CfAT currently hosts and provides facilities maintenance services to Geoscience Australia’s earth observation ground station that consists of two 9m antennas.
CfAT’s wholly owned commercial subsidiary, CfAT Satellite Enterprises, recently partnered with US multinational Viasat on the construction of a new commercial ground station. The facility, comprising two 7.3m antennas and associated infrastructure, will form part of Viasat's global Real-Time Earth network and highlights the location's strengths.
CfAT is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander controlled commercial (not-for-profit) company. Established in the early 1980s, it specialises in providing infrastructure solutions in remote locations.
The company has proven capabilities in hosting, constructing and providing facilities maintenance services to ground-based space industry infrastructure.
For further information on the space industry in the Northern Territory, go to the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation website.
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