High Technology for the global satellite market
Over the course of five decades, Tesat-Spacecom has developed extensive know-how in the production of payload equipment for communications satellites and established itself as the clear market leader in Europe. On the 60,000 m² site in Backnang, around 1,100 employees develop, build, integrate and test systems and equipment for telecommunications via satellite. To date, more than 700 space projects have been realized. The accumulated lifetime in orbit is more than 350 million hours.
Our product range includes highly reliable devices such as traveling wave tube amplifiers, multiplexers,
Switches and modulators, which, like complete systems, are supplied worldwide to all leading satellite manufacturers.
In other words, we provide the complete communication technology needed to broadcast satellite television signals to every household on the planet. More than half of all communications satellites in orbit work with Tesat components on board. The future global communications infrastructure must support real-time security-related applications with all-encompassing coverage. This will only be possible with state-of-the-art communication systems in space.
Tesat-Spacecom has successfully developed the key element for this space infrastructure - the Optical Broadband Laser Communication Terminal (LCT). By using lasers, these terminals can transmit data between and from satellites to the earth at high data rates. At Tesat, we demonstrated for the first time the usability of such broadband LCTs in space. Due to our competitive position in the commercial satellite market and our high quality standards, Tesat products are today the first choice for a variety of satellite-based systems used by governments around the world for security and defense purposes.