SOFIA (Bulgaria), October 15 (SeeNews) - Italy's Leaf Space, a provider of ground segment as-a-service (GSaaS) solutions, said it will add five ground stations to its global Leaf Line Network, including one in Bulgaria.
The expansion will increase the number of ground stations in the company's global network to 15, Leaf Space said in a press release on Thursday.
The other four stations are to be installed in West and South Australia, Canada's British Colombia and Iceland, the company said, adding that the new ground stations will provide Leaf Space customers with additional global coverage, increasing capacity, decreasing latency and offering new strategic regional placement.
“Our customers are looking for reliable, flexible and cost efficient solutions that give them the ability to extract data and communicate with their space-based assets frequently and easily. By further expanding our global network, we are continuing to add value to the services we provide to support important space missions,” Jonata Puglia, CEO and co-founder of Leaf Space.
“We set a goal at the beginning of the year to double our global network, and we’re very proud of the work we’ve done to reach that goal,” Puglia added.
Leaf Space, founded in 2014, pioneers the concept of GSaaS for forwardthinking satellite and launch operators around the world, according to the press release. It is funded by Italian venture capital investors RedSeed Ventures, Whysol Investments, and Primo Space.