SSBV is a technology driven organisation, active in the domains of (aero)Space, Remote Sensing & Monitoring, Defence & Security and the development of High-Tech Systems. Based on in-house technology, engineering and facilities, SSBV is able to provide system, subsystem and unit level solutions. SSBV has evolved into a group of companies operating world-wide. The SSBV headquarters and a number of other operating companies are located in the SSBV building in the Space Business Park in Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, whereas the largest foreign subsidiary company (SSBV Space & Ground Systems UK) is located in Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Monitoring and Testing - Meteorological Monitoring
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
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This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Based on in-house technology, engineering and facilities, SSBV is able to provide system, subsystem and unit level solutions based on user- and market demands.
Since its establishment as Satellite Services B.V. in 1985, SSBV has evolved into a group of companies operating world-wide. The SSBV headquarters and a number of other operating companies are located in the SSBV building in the Space Business Park in Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, whereas the largest foreign subsidiary company (SSBV Space & Ground Systems UK) is located in Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
Other SSBV entities and partnership companies operate from: Poland, Ireland, Germany and Denmark.
Within SSBV and partnership companies, a wide range of activities are supported. These range from the provision of ground based systems for simulation, test and communication to the provision of small satellite subsystems, (SAR-Radar) sensors and involvement in small satellite platforms.
The latest expansion of activities in the Defence and Security domain include the ACRIDS family of Precision Airdrop Systems and compact Synthetic Aperture Radar solutions for airborne and UAV applications.
Through internally available systems, infrastructure and experience, also remote sensing and monitoring services are provided.
SSBV is also building a Ground Station Network (GSN) with ground station activities supported in: The Netherlands, Japan and Australia. Further expansion of the GSN is actively sought and it is expected that additional coverage will become available from: Eastern Europe, South Africa and the Middle-East in 2013/2014.An overview of our products and involvement in different areas, is depicted in the infographic below.
The overall Group is composed of the following entities:
SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group
The Group company provides overall co-ordination, business development, access to technology & research, marketing & sales, as well as legal and financial support to the SSBV and partnership companies.
SSBV Space & Ground Systems NL
Formerly known as Satellite Services BV, the company provides a range of ground-based systems in the domains of Simulation & Testing (EGSE), TTC & TM/TC Systems, high-rate modem and data processing systems , as well as turn-key system solutions. Space activities include the design and development of on-board processing and communication subsystems.
Together with its UK counterpart and other partners, it is also involved in the development of a smallsat mini-SAR radar and the concept of 'purpose-built smallsats'.
SSBV Space & Ground Systems UK
This company combines the activities of Satellite Services Ltd and SSBV RF Test & Engineering Ltd. As part of its space activities it offers a wide range of reliable smallsat sensors and subsystems to the international smallsat community. The ground based products and services include bespoke simulation and test systems for space and non-space applications with a specialisation in the RF domain.
SSBV Remote Sensing & Monitoring
This company focuses on the provision of remote sensing and monitoring services. These are based on the use of ground-, air- and space-borne sensors, data systems and infrastructure available from the SSBV Group and strategic partners. The company operates the SSBV Ground Station Network (GSN) that comprises a number of Earth Stations across the globe that are equipped with the latest SSBV systems for satellite data reception and processing.
In co-operation with Metasensing B.V. the company operates a Cessna 182T and other airplanes for airborne SAR based mapping and observation services.
SSBV Defence & Security
This company focuses on the provision of subsystems and services related to Defence and Security. For this purpose it utilises products, technology and experience available from within the other SSBV Group companies as well as its own products.
This includes field-proven SIGINT products related to RF / Spectrum recording and analysis, compact and low-power airborne SAR systems, the ACRIDS family of Precision Airdrop Systems and remote sensing & monitoring services.
This company focuses primarily on Space activities, with a focus on the development of a 'Cubesat 2.0' platform that is designed, built and tested for in-space missions to enable research and qualification of new technologies and instruments as well as being able to act as a reliable nano-sat platform to enable scientific and commercial missions. The company was established in late 2013 and operates from the technology park in Suwalki.
SSBV Polska also has access to the SSBV Defence & Security products for SIGINT/ELINT, Precision Airdrop and Airborne SAR.
Members of the SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group
Besides the 'own' SSBV companies, the SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group has a considerable shareholding and active co-operation with a number of other technology driven SMEs / Joint-Ventures.
The know-how, products and technologies from these partnership companies are available to the SSBV companies, whereas vice-versa, SSBV actively supports these companies by providing engineering, production, business development and marketing & sales support including access to SSBV's technology / products and engagement of SSBV's well established industrial organisation.
Members of the SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group are:
- MetaSensing B.V.
- SARMORE GmbH
- Zelinda Ltd
- SSBV Rovsing A/S