Skybrokers installed a refurbished VertexRSI 9.0m antenna at Media Broadcast Satellite Teleport in Usingen Germany

Skybrokers installed a refurbished VertexRSI 9.0m antenna

Skybrokers delivered and installed an used and refurbished Vertex 9.0m earth station antenna with a Scientific Atlanta (Viasat) 10m Pedestal mount at Media Broadcast Satellite teleport in Usingen (Frankfurt Area), Germany.

Prior to installation our team adjusted an existing foundation that was used for a 13m antenna that was removed. We used a water-cooled drill to make new holes for the 9m threaded rods to be installed in the foundation. The installation was successfully performed by a two-member installation team and took 3.5 weeks in November 2017.

Media Broadcast Satellite (MBS) in Usingen near Frankfurt, Germany, is one of the world’s largest teleport operators. It has successfully been implementing and operating communication solutions for globally active customers since the 1970’s. The company offers tailor-made solutions for the areas of broadcast, data, teleport and data centers.

MBS can reach satellites between 76° East and 60° West through more than 135 antennas in the Ku-, Ka- and C-band, and operates a NOC 24/7/365.

The area of 140 hectares of today’s Earth Station was used as an ammunition depot and field airfield during World War II. After the war, the site was taken over by what was then the Deutsche Bundespost and a shortwave station was built in 1955. In 1979 the first parabolic antenna was built. It has a diameter of 18.3 meters. Two further antennas, each 19.5 meters in diameter, followed in the early 1980s.

The Earth Station was built by the Deutsche Bundespost and has been in operation since 1977. In 2008 it was taken over by the French broadcaster TDF, who sold it on to three senior managers of the facility in 2019 in a management buy-out.

In mid-2015, Media Broadcast, GmbH outsourced the operation of the Earth Station and the entire satellite business to its own subsidiary, Media Broadcast Satellite, GmbH. That became independent In 2016.


Hi Walter, again, thanks a lot for your great and on time work with our new DBS-Band antenna. As always – perfect! Installation of the tracking system also without any problems.

Peter Tannert
Planning & Engineering, Media Broadcast Satellite Teleport Usingen, Germany