RSI 9.2m Satellite Antenna installed for SpaceNet in Mexico-City.
RSI 9.2m Satellite Antenna installed for SpaceNet in Mexico-City
Skybrokers delivered and installed a refurbished RSI (VertexRSI) 9.2m Earth Station Antennain Mexico City in December 2014 for SpaceNet. The installation was performed by a two member installation team and took 2 weeks. The team had to adjust an existing foundation to save on time and costs. We used a water-cooled drill, chemical anchors and new threaded rods to prepare the foundation for this antenna.
The installation location was narrow and small, and crane access was limited. We had to block a 5-lane busy road full of traffic to have the big crane able to maneuver to the site. With great help of the customer and an amazing team with a 300 tonnes crane we finished this antenna project just before Christmas.
Spacenet Communications Services, located in Ciudad De Mexico, is a 100%-private Mexican company founded in 1996. It is a leading provider of satellite communication services and solutions. The company offers network design, mobile broadband, network monitoring, project management, installation, maintenance, video conference, and other services for maritime and aeronautics sectors.
Radiation Systems Inc. (RSI) was founded in 1960 and based in Sterling, VA, USA. The Company designed, manufactured and installed high quality antenna systems and parts for radar, air traffic control, military and satellite communications systems. Its products were also used in tactical military communications, scientific research, TV broadcasting and civilian wireless mobile communications.
In 1994 Radiation Systems Inc. (RSI) was owned by COMSAT, Inc. and later on by Tripoint Global that merged RSI with Vertex to become VertexRSI in 1999. In 2004 General Dynamics acquired Tripoint Global and merged VertexRSI into its organization to become GDSatcom Technologies. In 2019 GD Satcom was acquired by CPI, Inc.
The company was famous for its AccuShape (RSI metal continuing process proprietary) formed antenna reflector panels that featured superior RF performance. The antennas were easy to install and field aligning.