Full Ground Station Kit VHF/UHF/S-band

Price on request

With its small satellite communication ground stations ISIS offers a turnkey solution that is specifically designed for small satellites in Low Earth Orbit using UHF/VHF/S-band radio amateur frequencies, such as CubeSats for use in university environments, and can autonomously track selected satellites by using a steerable antenna system.

The ISIS ground station is derived from the proven set up of the ground station of Delft University of Technology, which has been successfully used to provide support during small satellite missions and is the designated command ground station for the Delfi-C3 satellite mission. This complete kit includes all hardware and software to get up-and-running quickly.

Option Sheet

  • Description
  • Product options
  • Specifications


  • Steerable Antenna System

    • Azimuth and elevation rotators with speed upto 6° /sec
    • Hot-dip galvanized steel mounting mast
    • UHF and VHF Yagi antennas
    • 2m dish with helix feed, LNA and cavity filters for S-band (2200 – 2290 MHz or 2400 – 2450 MHz)
    • Lightning protection system
    • 20m of cable between 19″rack and antenna included in price
  • Standard Software
    • Satellite tracking software pre-installed
    • Autonomous tracking with scheduler
    • Debian/GNU LINUX operation system pre-installed
  • Compact setup
    • The ground station equipment (except the antenna system) is fitted into a single 12-U 19” rack which allows the ground station to fit in almost any location.
  • Remote Operations
    • It is possible to configure and control the ground station remotely through the internet.
    • Software compatible to be used as Data Distribution Center (DDC) in ground station networks.
  • Complete ground station solution
    • The ISIS ground station kit provides you with a complete solution if you are looking for a means to start communicating with Low-Earth Orbit satellites.
  • Educational value
    • A small ground station also provides an opportunity to provide hands-on educational projects with a focus on telecommunications on technical schools and Universities.

Available Options

  • Site Survey and Onsite installation
  • Onsite servicing and maintenance
  • Onsite training of personnel or students
  • Radome

Additional specifications

  • VHF Receiver noise figure: 1.6 dB
  • UHF Receiver noise figure: 2.0 dB
  • S-band Receiver noise figure: 0.9 dB
  • VHF antenna: 12.3 dBic gain, switchable RHCP-LHCP
  • UHF antenna: 15.5 dBic gain, switchable RHCP-LHCP
  • S-band antenna: 31.35 dBic gain
  • Power supply: 110V or 230V AC (selectable) 50/60 Hz