Real-Time Earth (RTE) is a Ground Segment-as-a-Service (GSaaS) global network for satellites
Viasat, the global leader in Satellite Communications and Remote Sensing ground stations, offers the Viasat Real-Time Earth (RTE) ground service; a commercial service for control, operation, data collection, and data delivery for satellites from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO). This service is a scalable solution that provides highly reliable and secure delivery of payload data as well as telemetry, tracking, and command (TT&C) capabilities for satellites operating in S/X/Ka-bands.
Viasat RTE is well suited to meet the initial and long-term needs of satellite operators by providing a reliable and resilient global data delivery network. Leveraging what Viasat and RTE bring as a technology house, satellite operators will benefit from innovative technology, an experienced team, and global, secure ground service network.
The key aspects of Viasat RTE that provide significant value include:
Geographic Diversity: More pass opportunities are available for satellites through a combination of mid-latitude and polar sites with more antennas coming online every year.
High Throughput: The RTE network supports downlink rates above 10 Gbps, significantly reducing the total per bit cost to customers.
Automation: With Machine-to-Machine scheduling and automatic configuration of virtual antennas for each customer, RTE's fully automated solution increases resiliency and reliability on the ground without dependency on human action.
Network Security RTE uses NIST 800-171 network security standards (with framework towards NIST 800-53) and secure VPN tunnels to protect sensitive mission data traffic; each customer is securely firewalled and compartmented from other customers.
Increased Value: RTE ground stations include satellite compatibility within our software defined radios (SDRs) eliminating the high costs for a customer to provide an equipment rack at every ground station location.
Future Proof Technology Viasat’s all IP based architecture assures it is up to date with industry advances based on the IP protocol. Easily deployable software and configuration files to all sites network wide for global reach and increased reliability.