Novella Satcoms, Ltd.

Novella Satcoms Ltd. is an established supplier specialized in the design and manufacturing of high-performance RF equipment and solutions for Satellite Earth Stations and CATV systems. Novella’s products include synthesized frequency converters, block converters, beacon tracking receivers, uplink power controllers, redundancy systems and other bespoke RF-solutions. Novella products are developed and produced in-house and are exported worldwide.

Company History

Novella Satcoms, Ltd. was formed in 1997 by Dr. Ventura Rufino and Bill Dransfield and is based at Horsforth, West Yorkshire UK, between Leeds and Bradford, an area of technical excellence spawning successful companies such as Filtronic, PLC and Pace Microsystems, PLC. The company has been strengthened by professional financial and commercial personnel, as well as a number of engineering professionals.

Novella SatComs has grown sharply since its inception in 1997 and has designed and manufactured a wide range of equipment for Satellite Earth Stations world-wide. Revenues reached £1,600,000 in 2005 and showed continuously strongly growth.

Customers include satellite operators ArabSat, AsiaSat, Viasat, Inmarsat, PanAmSat/Intelsat, New Skies Satellites (SES), BBC and satellite manufacturers Boeing Satellite Systems (BSS), EADS Astrium (Airbus), France Telecom, French Ministry of Defense. NATO C3 Agency, ND Satcom, Raytheon Company, Scientific Atlanta, SES Astra, TF1 and many others. Equipment delivered includes Beacon Tracking Receivers, Frequency Synthesized and Block Converters for all commercial and military bands, L, S, C, X, Ku and DBS, Test Translators, Uplink Power Control systems, etc. Products are based on highly integrated designs for economy and reliability. 

Novella’s engineering staff possess many years of hands-on experience in all relevant electronic, software, RF and microwave techniques, as well as integrated design and manufacturing technology, satellite systems design, installation, commissioning and support services.

Skybrokers has integrated and installed Novella equipment with their used and refurbished Earth Station Antennas.