Exploring the universe with radio telescopes, spanning the heavens with bridges of communication, and monitoring our fragile environment with earth observation technology — Mitsubishi Electric is leveraging its unique strengths in the design and manufacture of satellites to usher in a new era of space technology.
Over the past four decades, Mitsubishi Electric has completed more satellite projects for communications concerns, government agencies, and other large-scale clients than any other Japanese company. Mitsubishi Electric applies extensive expertise and experience in the solar panel, antenna, amplification, tracking, control, and ground station system technologies to provide turn-key system solutions for major space-based networks.
We have a global operational presence in the domain of ground systems, producing ground stations for tracking satellites and rockets and high-powered telescopes for astronomical observations. Systems we are able to provide for ground stations include the network systems for satellite tracking and control that we have developed for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), as well as comprehensive systems for satellites and control stations. Mitsubishi Electric is proud to play a part in the further development of science, including unravelling the mystery of the universe’s origins, through our work developing telescopes such as the Subaru Telescope and Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Telescope.
Communications Satellite: TURKSAT-4A/4B
TURKSAT-4A and 4B are two communications satellites which receive signals from Turkey’s sole national telecommunications company. These satellites are used for telecommunication/broadcasting services not only across the whole of Turkey but also over Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and are contributing to the development of telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructure.