Refurbished Andrew 4.6m Satellite antenna installed at Intelsat Fuchsstadt Teleport in Germany

A refurbished Andrew 4.6m Satellite antenna was installed at the Intelsat Fuchsstadt Teleport in Germany in December 2022.

Skybrokers was awarded a contract by satellite operator Intelsat for the delivery of two Andrew 4.6m C-band antennas to their Fuchsstadt Teleport in Germany. The antennas were refurbished to include new motors and hardware kits and were successfully installed by a three-member project and installation team in November/December 2022.

Intelsat is one of world’s largest satellite operators, currently operating a fleet of more than 55 communications satellites. The latest additions to the satellite fleet were Galaxy 33 and 34, orbited on October 9th, and Galaxy 31 and 32 on November 12th 2022 in dual launches on Falcon 9 rockets operated by the SpaceX. Intelsat became the largest provider of fixed satellite services in 2006 when the company acquired satellite operator PanAmSat in a 6.4 billion USD deal.

Intelsat’s Spacecraft operations are controlled through ground stations in Hagerstown, Maryland (USA), Riverside, California (USA), and Intelsat’s biggest Teleport Fuchsstadt in Germany, with over the 70 antennas in operation, including various VertexRSI 16m and 18m antennas and the almighty 32m (!) Earth Station Antenna built by Siemens in 1985.

Andrew Corporation was the owner of Andrew Satellite Communications business and in 2001 formed into ASC Signal Corporation that was acquired by CPI in September 2015. ASC Signal was integrated into the CPI Antenna Systems Division as of 2017 when in 2020 the ASC Signal Antenna division was sold to Kratos Defense & Security. CPI had acquired GDSatcom Technologies in 2019, but the U.S. Justice Department required CPI to divest its ASC Signal Division since there would be a monopoly on the antenna business in the USA.

Skybrokers offers for over 10 years Andrew Satellite Earth Station Antennas, new as well as used. We can provide turnkey solutions, refurbishment and upgrades. We supported several clients with new and used antennas, such as the Andrew 3.7m, Andrew 4.5m and Andrew 4.6m, Andrew 5.6m, Andrew 7.3m, Andrew 7.6m and Andrew 9.3m.