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Gaia™ 100

By combining years of experience, an extensive installed base and lessons learned from the emerging New Space sector, Orbit is rethinking traditional ground stations – making them more compact and cost-effective – to address the dynamic needs of its EO and constellation customers. The company’s Gaia 100 family comprises cost-effective, high-performance terrestrial terminals for proven and reliable connectivity with LEO/MEO satellites.

  • No “key hole”, for continuous tracking
  • Real 3-axis system – EL, Tilt and AZ – for greater availability and reliability
  • Heavy duty by design for multi mission operation
  • Cloud connectivity ready
  • Built-in, step-track-based Advanced Control Loop, for superior performance
  • Innovative GaiaLink™ software, for ease of integration and operation
  • Radome covered, for anytime/anywhere operation
  • Short lead time
  • Multiple configurations (from L- to K-band) in a single platform
  • Mature product with multiple installations around the globe

Resources

Brochure

Press releases

Gaia™ 100

Gaia™ 200

High-performance, high-resolution satellite tracking

The Gaia 200 Earth Observation series is ideally suited for the demanding application requirements and bandwidth needs of mid- to high-resolution satellites. Supporting antennas ranging from 3.7-5.5 meters, these ground stations guarantee maximum reliability and tracking performance for satellite owners, resellers and providers of high resolution imagery processing.

  • Incorporates Orbit’s Advanced Control Loop™ algorithm to meet the rigorous accuracy requirements of Ka-band
  • Dual S/X auto-track feed that supports RHCP and LHCP polarization simultaneously
  • Elevation over Azimuth technology
  • Tilt correction eliminates keyhole at zenith
  • Single and dual band feeds designed for max G/T
  • Dual polarization RHCP/LHCP
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna controller for mission planning
  • Self-diagnostic system

Resources

Brochure

Press releases

Gaia™ 200

Gaia™ 300

Superior, high-gain satellite tracking performance

The Gaia 300 Earth Observation series is designed to meet the high-gain requirements of LEO and MEO satellites. Supporting antennas ranging from 5.5-7.3 meters, these high-capacity ground stations are built to download data reliably from horizon to horizon even under cloudy sky conditions. They are commonly deployed for satellite owners, government agencies and large resellers.

  • Incorporates Orbit’s Advanced Control Loop™ algorithm to meet the rigorous accuracy requirements of Ka-band
  • Dual S/X auto-track feed that supports RHCP and LHCP polarization simultaneously
  • Elevation over Azimuth technology
  • Tilt correction eliminates keyhole at zenith
  • Single and dual band feeds designed for max G/T
  • Dual polarization RHCP/LHCP
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna controller for mission planning
  • Self-diagnostic system

Resources

Brochure

Press releases

Gaia™ 300

Gaia™ 400

Heavy-duty, high-resolution satellite tracking

The Gaia 400 Earth Observation series is Orbit’s high-end ground station solution for advanced, high-resolution LEO and MEO satellites. Supporting antennas ranging from 7.3-11 meters, these heavy-duty ground stations are built to download massive amounts of data from horizon to horizon, even under adverse wind and weather conditions. They are commonly deployed in hubs for satellite owners, government agencies and large resellers.

  • Incorporates Orbit’s Advanced Control Loop™ algorithm to meet the rigorous accuracy requirements of Ka-band
  • Dual S/X auto-track feed that supports RHCP and LHCP polarization simultaneously
  • Elevation over Azimuth technology
  • Tilt correction eliminates keyhole at zenith
  • Single and dual band feeds designed for max G/T
  • Dual polarization RHCP/LHCP
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna controller for mission planning
  • Self-diagnostic system

Resources

Brochure

Press releases

Gaia™ 400

Audio Management Systems

Gaia™ 100

By combining years of experience, an extensive installed base and lessons learned from the emerging New Space sector, Orbit is rethinking traditional ground stations – making them more compact and cost-effective – to address the dynamic needs of its EO and constellation customers. The company’s Gaia 100 family comprises cost-effective, high-performance terrestrial terminals for proven and reliable connectivity with LEO/MEO satellites.

  • No “key hole”, for continuous tracking
  • Real 3-axis system – EL, Tilt and AZ – for greater availability and reliability
  • Heavy duty by design for multi mission operation
  • Cloud connectivity ready
  • Built-in, step-track-based Advanced Control Loop, for superior performance
  • Innovative GaiaLink™ software, for ease of integration and operation
  • Radome covered, for anytime/anywhere operation
  • Short lead time
  • Multiple configurations (from L- to K-band) in a single platform
  • Mature product with multiple installations around the globe

Resources

Brochure Gaia 100

Press releases

Gaia™ 200

High-performance, high-resolution satellite tracking

The Gaia 200 Earth Observation series is ideally suited for the demanding application requirements and bandwidth needs of mid- to high-resolution satellites. Supporting antennas ranging from 3.7-5.5 meters, these ground stations guarantee maximum reliability and tracking performance for satellite owners, resellers and providers of high resolution imagery processing.

  • Incorporates Orbit’s Advanced Control Loop™ algorithm to meet the rigorous accuracy requirements of Ka-band
  • Dual S/X auto-track feed that supports RHCP and LHCP polarization simultaneously
  • Elevation over Azimuth technology
  • Tilt correction eliminates keyhole at zenith
  • Single and dual band feeds designed for max G/T
  • Dual polarization RHCP/LHCP
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna controller for mission planning
  • Self-diagnostic system

Resources

Brochure Gaia™ 200

Press releases

Gaia™ 300

Superior, high-gain satellite tracking performance

The Gaia 300 Earth Observation series is designed to meet the high-gain requirements of LEO and MEO satellites. Supporting antennas ranging from 5.5-7.3 meters, these high-capacity ground stations are built to download data reliably from horizon to horizon even under cloudy sky conditions. They are commonly deployed for satellite owners, government agencies and large resellers.

  • Incorporates Orbit’s Advanced Control Loop™ algorithm to meet the rigorous accuracy requirements of Ka-band
  • Dual S/X auto-track feed that supports RHCP and LHCP polarization simultaneously
  • Elevation over Azimuth technology
  • Tilt correction eliminates keyhole at zenith 
  • Single and dual band feeds designed for max G/T
  • Dual polarization RHCP/LHCP
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna controller for mission planning
  • Self-diagnostic system

Resources

Brochure Gaia™ 300

Press releases

Gaia™ 400

Heavy-duty, high-resolution satellite tracking

The Gaia 400 Earth Observation series is Orbit’s high-end ground station solution for advanced, high-resolution LEO and MEO satellites. Supporting antennas ranging from 7.3-11 meters, these heavy-duty ground stations are built to download massive amounts of data from horizon to horizon, even under adverse wind and weather conditions. They are commonly deployed in hubs for satellite owners, government agencies and large resellers.

  • Incorporates Orbit’s Advanced Control Loop™ algorithm to meet the rigorous accuracy requirements of Ka-band
  • Dual S/X auto-track feed that supports RHCP and LHCP polarization simultaneously
  • Elevation over Azimuth technology
  • Tilt correction eliminates keyhole at zenith
  • Single and dual band feeds designed for max G/T
  • Dual polarization RHCP/LHCP
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna controller for mission planning
  • Self-diagnostic system

Resources

Brochure Gaia™ 400

Press releases

Gaia™ 100

By combining years of experience, an extensive installed base and lessons learned from the emerging New Space sector, Orbit is rethinking traditional ground stations – making them more compact and cost-effective – to address the dynamic needs of its EO and constellation customers. The company’s Gaia 100 family comprises cost-effective, high-performance terrestrial terminals for proven and reliable connectivity with LEO/MEO satellites.

  • No “key hole”, for continuous tracking
  • Real 3-axis system – EL, Tilt and AZ – for greater availability and reliability
  • Heavy duty by design for multi mission operation
  • Cloud connectivity ready
  • Built-in, step-track-based Advanced Control Loop, for superior performance
  • Innovative GaiaLink™ software, for ease of integration and operation
  • Radome covered, for anytime/anywhere operation
  • Short lead time
  • Multiple configurations (from L- to K-band) in a single platform
  • Mature product with multiple installations around the globe

Resources

Brochure Gaia 100

Press releases

Gaia™ 200

High-performance, high-resolution satellite tracking

The Gaia 200 Earth Observation series is ideally suited for the demanding application requirements and bandwidth needs of mid- to high-resolution satellites. Supporting antennas ranging from 3.7-5.5 meters, these ground stations guarantee maximum reliability and tracking performance for satellite owners, resellers and providers of high resolution imagery processing.

  • Incorporates Orbit’s Advanced Control Loop™ algorithm to meet the rigorous accuracy requirements of Ka-band
  • Dual S/X auto-track feed that supports RHCP and LHCP polarization simultaneously
  • Elevation over Azimuth technology
  • Tilt correction eliminates keyhole at zenith
  • Single and dual band feeds designed for max G/T
  • Dual polarization RHCP/LHCP
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna controller for mission planning
  • Self-diagnostic system

Resources

Brochure Gaia™ 200

Press releases

Gaia™ 300

Superior, high-gain satellite tracking performance

The Gaia 300 Earth Observation series is designed to meet the high-gain requirements of LEO and MEO satellites. Supporting antennas ranging from 5.5-7.3 meters, these high-capacity ground stations are built to download data reliably from horizon to horizon even under cloudy sky conditions. They are commonly deployed for satellite owners, government agencies and large resellers.

  • Incorporates Orbit’s Advanced Control Loop™ algorithm to meet the rigorous accuracy requirements of Ka-band
  • Dual S/X auto-track feed that supports RHCP and LHCP polarization simultaneously
  • Elevation over Azimuth technology
  • Tilt correction eliminates keyhole at zenith 
  • Single and dual band feeds designed for max G/T
  • Dual polarization RHCP/LHCP
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna controller for mission planning
  • Self-diagnostic system

Resources

Brochure Gaia™ 300

Press releases

Gaia™ 400

Heavy-duty, high-resolution satellite tracking

he Gaia 400 Earth Observation series is Orbit’s high-end ground station solution for advanced, high-resolution LEO and MEO satellites. Supporting antennas ranging from 7.3-11 meters, these heavy-duty ground stations are built to download massive amounts of data from horizon to horizon, even under adverse wind and weather conditions. They are commonly deployed in hubs for satellite owners, government agencies and large resellers.

  • Incorporates Orbit’s Advanced Control Loop™ algorithm to meet the rigorous accuracy requirements of Ka-band
  • Dual S/X auto-track feed that supports RHCP and LHCP polarization simultaneously
  • Elevation over Azimuth technology
  • Tilt correction eliminates keyhole at zenith
  • Single and dual band feeds designed for max G/T
  • Dual polarization RHCP/LHCP
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna controller for mission planning
  • Self-diagnostic system

Resources

Brochure Gaia™ 400

Press releases

Why Choose Orbit

Full hemispheric coverage

Radome allows for anytime, anywhere

Maintenance free, designed for intensive operation

Cloud connectivity

Why Choose Orbit

Full hemispheric coverage

Radome allows for anytime, anywhere

Maintenance free, designed for intensive operation

Cloud connectivity

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Itzchak Gat

Chairman of the Board

Before becoming Orbit’s Chairman of the Board, Itzchak Gat served as Chairman of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. Prior to that, he served as CEO/GM at Rafael, Elisra and Poalim Electronic Communications and as VP at the Etgar (Challenge) Fund. A retired Brigadier General, Itzchak served 27 years as a fighter pilot and a commander in the Israeli Air Force, where he also headed the Operational Requirements Department, and the Logistics and Engineering Directorate, respectively. He holds a B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology.

Itzchak Gat

Chairman of the Board

Before becoming Orbit’s Chairman of the Board, Itzchak Gat served as Chairman of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. Prior to that, he served as CEO/GM at Rafael, Elisra and Poalim Electronic Communications and as VP at the Etgar (Challenge) Fund. A retired Brigadier General, Itzchak served 27 years as a fighter pilot and a commander in the Israeli Air Force, where he also headed the Operational Requirements Department, and the Logistics and Engineering Directorate, respectively. He holds a B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology.

Bentzi Raziel

COO & Deputy CEO

Bentzi Raziel was appointed Senior VP Operations and Global Service of Orbit in 2014. Prior to that, Bentzi who have been with Orbit for over20 years, and has held senior management positions delivering a wealth of technical and operational experience in managing complex engineering environments and leading cross-functional teams worldwide, spearheading Orbit’s global service organization. He has a proven track record in designing and implementing business operations aimed toward the creation and improvement of global supply chains. Bentzi has been responsible for the leading and execution of operational excellence practices through establishing policies that promote company culture and vision. Bentzi holds a Practical Engineering degree as well as a BA in Business Management from Rupin College as well as MBA from Netanya College in Israel

Liat Horovitz

Director of HR

Liat joined Orbit in June 2020 as HR Director. Liat has more than 15 years of experience inHR roles in
global Hi-Tech companies, leading cross-organizational HR processes including: hiring, talent
management, training, coaching and consulting, comp & benefits. Prior to joining Orbit, Liat was
HRBP at Strauss Water, ECI Telecom and F5 Networks. Liat has an MA in Public Administration from
Bar Ilan University.

Micha Barda

VP Program Management

Micha Barda joined Orbit in 2019. Prior to that he served as a head of the Marine Communication
Systems Unit in the Israeli navy C4I Division. He managed R&D for marine communication systems,
including managing a branch of 25 engineers, large scale project management and advanced
technologies. Micha has extensive experience in program management, system engineering,
integration, deployment and maintaining of complex systems and multi-disciplinary projects with
a focus on program management AMS, T&T and Satellite Systems. Micha is a graduate of BSc
Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the Ruppin Academic Center.

Liat Horovitz

Director of HR

Liat joined Orbit in June 2020 as HR
Director. Liat has more than 15 years
of experience in HR roles in global Hi-Tech companies, leading cross-organizational HR processes
including: hiring, talent management, training, coaching and consulting, comp & benefits. Prior to joining Orbit, Liat was HRBP at Strauss Water, ECI Telecom and F5 Networks. Liat has an MA in Public Administration from Bar Ilan University.

Micha Barda

VP Program Management

Micha Barda joined Orbit in 2019. Prior to that he served as a head of the Marine Communication Systems Unit
in the Israeli navy C4I Division. He managed R&D for marine communication systems, including managing a branch of 25 engineers, large scale project management and advanced technologies. Micha has extensive experience in program management, system engineering, integration, deployment and maintaining of complex systems and multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on program management AMS, T&T and Satellite Systems. Micha is a graduate of BSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the Ruppin Academic Center.

Roi Wirth

Chief Financial Officer

Roi Wirth joined Orbit in January 2018 as Financial Manager and was appointed CFO of Orbit in
January 2021. Roi brings with him over 13 years of extensive experience in a variety of managerial,
financial, tax and accounting-related positions. Prior to joining Orbit, he served as a Senior Manager
in the High-Tech Division at Ernst & Young working with private and publicly traded companies on
the Tel Aviv and New York Stock Exchanges. Roi is a licensed CPA and holds a BA in Accounting and
Economics from Haifa University.

Dany Eshchar

President and CEO

Dany Eshchar has extensive experience leading defense, high-tech and international business
development organizations. Before joining Orbit as CEO, Dany served as Deputy CEO for the Israel- and
US-based Aeronautics Group, where he led Sales, Marketing and Business Development efforts and
managed substantial international business growth. Prior to Aeronautics, Dany headed R&D projects
for the Israel Navy. He holds a Bachelors in Engineering from Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology
and Master’s degrees from both Technion and the University of Michigan.

Avi Shukrun

VP Research And Development

Avi Shukrun joined Orbit in September 2019, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in
multidisciplinary technology development and life cycle management in the Aerospace, Commercial
Avionics and the Space markets. Prior to joining Orbit, he held several key management positions at
Elbit Systems, including Director of Space Systems and Director of Display and Electro-Optics.
Avi holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Israel and an MBA from the
Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Stav Gizunterman

VP Sales And Marketing

Stav Gizunterman was appointed VP Sales and Marketing of Orbit in 2019, after having been promoted
to VP R&D in 2017. He has held senior technical and business management positions at the company
since 2012. Prior to joining Orbit, he served in a variety of engineering roles at Elbit Systems. Stav holds
a B.Sc. in Communication Systems Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Israel, and an MBA from
Heriot-Watt University.

Bentzi Raziel

COO & Deputy CEO

Bentzi Raziel was appointed Senior VP Operations and Global Service of Orbit in 2014. Prior to that, Bentzi who have been with Orbit for over20 years, and has held senior management positions delivering a wealth of technical and operational experience in managing complex engineering environments and leading cross-functional teams worldwide, spearheading Orbit’s global service organization. He has a proven track record in designing and implementing business operations aimed toward the creation and improvement of global supply chains. Bentzi has been responsible for the leading and execution of operational excellence practices through establishing policies that promote company culture and vision. Bentzi holds a Practical Engineering degree as well as a BA in Business Management from Rupin College as well as MBA from Netanya College in Israel

Roi Wirth

Chief Financial Officer

Roi Wirth joined Orbit in January
2018 as Financial Manager and was
appointed CFO of Orbit in January
2021. Roi brings with him over 13
years of extensive experience in a
variety of managerial, financial, tax
and accounting-related positions.
Prior to joining Orbit, he served as a
Senior Manager in the High-Tech
Division at Ernst & Young working
with private and publicly traded
companies on the Tel Aviv and New
York Stock Exchanges. Roi is a
licensed CPA and holds a BA in
Accounting and Economics from
Haifa University.

Dany Eshchar

President and CEO

Dany Eshchar has extensive
experience leading defense,
high-tech and international business
development organizations. Before
joining Orbit as CEO, Dany served as
Deputy CEO for the Israel- and
US-based Aeronautics Group, where
he led Sales, Marketing and Business
Development efforts and managed
substantial international business
growth. Prior to Aeronautics, Dany
headed R&D projects for the Israel
Navy. He holdsa Bachelors in
Engineering from Israel’s Technion
Institute of Technology and Master’s
degrees from both Technion and the
Universityof Michigan.

Avi Shukrun

VP Research And Development

Avi Shukrun joined Orbit in
September 2019, bringing with him
more than 20 years of experience in
multidisciplinary technology
development and life cycle
management in the Aerospace,
Commercial Avionics and the Space
markets. Prior to joining Orbit, he held
several key management positions
at Elbit Systems, including Director
of Space Systems and Director of
Display and Electro-Optics. Avi holds
a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from
Ben-Gurion University, Israel and an
MBA from the Polytechnic Institute of
New York University.

Stav Gizunterman

VP Sales And Marketing

Stav Gizunterman was appointed
VP Sales and Marketing of Orbit in
2019, after having been promoted
to VP R&D in 2017. He has held senior
technical and business management
positions at the company since 2012.
Prior to joining Orbit, he served in a
variety of engineering roles at Elbit
Systems. Stav holds a B.Sc. in
Communication Systems Engineering
from Ben-Gurion University, Israel,
and an MBA from Heriot-Watt
University.