Since the first developments of Cryogenic LNAs in S- and Ka-Band in 1999 for ESA Deep Space Station (DSS) in New Norcia (Australia), Callisto has acquired know-how and develop breakthrough technology to regularly improve reception performance for all ESA Deep Space Stations in New Norcia, Cebreros (Spain) and Malargüe (Argentina).
Today, we are proud to announce that ESA has decided to award a long-term contract to Callisto in order to upgrade its Deep Space Antennas in X and Ka Band with the third generation of cryogenic receivers developed by Callisto.
Across this 5-years contract started in April 2020, ESA demonstrates a testimony to the hard work and dedication that the Callisto’ s team has put in over many years in the development of ultra-cryogenic LNAs along with a fully dedicated service in the deep space stations all over the years.
This new generation of receivers will push boundaries further and enhance receiving capabilities thanks to new characteristics including cryogenically cooled feeds, latest generation cryogenic LNA modules, custom designed RF passive components and unique cryogenic redundancy system allowing 100% time of cryogenic operation. This is leading to unprecedented NT performance and operational availability to improve the already exceptional G/T performance of the ESA Deep Space Stations.
This contract gives us visibility at least for the next 5 years and will ease our development strategy and also will trigger the recruitment of new talents.
Callisto offers High Performance LNA to raise G/T performance barriers using breakthrough technology.