VertexRSI 7.2m Antenna installed for Marlink in French Guiana

VertexRSI 7.2m Antenna installed for Marlink in French Guiana

In February 2022 Skybrokers Project and Installation team delivered, installed and commissioned an used and refurbished VertexRSI 7.2m Earth Station Antenna with RF chain to Marlink in Cayenne, French Guiana. The project was complex and required lots of procurement, planning and logistics. We encountered some challenging times during the COVID-19 events that caused unexpected delays but our team could finish the installation successfully.

French Guiana is also the homeland of launch operator Arianespace that operates the Kourou Spaceport using the Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega rockets to launch GEO, MEO and LEO satellites. Arianespace is one of the most reliable launch operators in the world that has orbited many satellites for all major GEO satellite operators such as Eutelsat from France, Intelsat from USA, Telesat from Canada, ABS, SpaceCom (AMOS) from Israel, SES from Luxembourg, OneWeb from UK, HispaSat from Spain, Avanti from UK, YahSat from UAE, MEASAT from Malaysia, Singtel Optus from Australia, SKYPerfect JSAT from Japan, Thaicom from Thailand, PT Telkom from Indonesia and Telenor from Norway. Arianespace is using its Vega launcher to orbit LEO constellations for Earth Observations for Planet Labs, Kepler, Myriota, Unseenlabs, Swarm Technologies (SpaceX), Spire Global, etc.

VertexRSI offered the full range of earth station and base station communications products and was specialized in fixed and mobile satellite communication gateways, antennas, high power amplifiers, baseband products, frequency converters, controls and microwave components. VertexRSI offered design and engineering support as preparation for the installation.

Skybrokers offers for over 10 years VertexRSI 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 VertexRSI 3.8m, VertexRSI 6.3m, VertexRSI 6.1, VertexRSI 7.2m, VertexRSI 8.1m and VertexRSI 9.3m.

The company was founded in 1973 and operated from 2004 till 2019 as subsidiary of General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, a USA based business unit of General Dynamics C4 Systems, operating as General Dynamics Mission Systems. VertexRSI was owned by Tripoint Global, a privately held company in New York who bought Vertex in 1999 from Vertex Corp. Tripoint Global was composed that time of RSI, Prodelin, Gabriel Electronics & Microwave and CSA Wireless Communications. Tripoint Global merged Vertex with RSI to become VertexRSI. GDSatcom acquired Trpoint Global in 2004.

In 2019 VertexRSI (GDSatcom) was acquired by CPI, Inc.