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Av-Comm Space & Defence selected by Quasar Satellite Technologies as ground segment integration partner

SYDNEY, 28 February, 2023

Av-Comm Space & Defence and Quasar Satellite Technologies are pleased to announce that they have partnered to accelerate Quasar’s Ground Station offerings. The first site will break ground in regional Victoria late in 2023, expanding across the country in coming years.

The two Australian businesses will contribute to the strength of Australia’s sovereign industrial capabilities. The all-Australian ground segment solution that will support multiple missions including the downlink of customer telemetry and offering space domain awareness services.

Quasar CEO Phil Ridley said he was impressed by the breadth of Av-Comm’s experience and capabilities across all areas of ground segment technology and systems engineering.

Av-Comm Managing Director Michael Cratt said that the program is a prime example of Australian businesses working hand-in-hand to offer a globally-unique solution to local and international customers.

“In 2022 we broadened our civil, electrical and project management capabilities which our clients, like Quasar, are now taking full advantage of,” Mr Cratt said. “The Australian space industry is an inspiring place, and our team of project managers, engineers and technicians are looking forward to working on what’s set to be a truly revolutionary program that highlights just how innovative and capable we Aussies are.”


About Av-Comm Space and Defence
Headquartered in Sydney, and with operations across the Pacific, Av-Comm is Australia’s longest-standing privately-owned satellite communications company. Incorporated in 1981, Av-Comm is a second-generation Australian family business, which specialises in the design, manufacture, and installation of optical and RF ground segment in support of civil, defence, space and astronomy applications.

With a 41+ year history of manufacturing and maintaining satellite ground stations and ground segment infrastructure, Av-Comm is a recognised leader and innovator in the Australian space industry.

Quasar Satellite Technologies (Quasar) is an Australian sovereign technology company that provides satellite ground station services. It is developing a world first, true multibeam digital phased array which brings new and unique capabilities to the issues of both SATCOMs and SDA. Quasar’s dual use technology has advanced and patented IP, is an independent commercial spin-out from the CSIRO’s radio-astronomy division, and benefits from over 10 years of research and development.

For further information please contact:
Michael Cratt | +614 32 747 715 |