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Orbit Communication Systems delivers two additional gaia-100 ground antenna systems for atlas space operations global network expansion

Systems to track and collect critical earth observation data from low and medium earth orbit satellites, supporting numerous applications which profoundly affect our lives
February 02, 2021

Orbit Communication Systems Inc., a leading provider of Earth Observation and New Space Ground Antenna Systems, announced today delivery of two additional Gaia-100 3.7M S/X band systems as key enablers to support ATLAS’ Global Network expansion and performance. The Gaia-100 empowers utilization of ATLAS’ Freedom™ Software Platform.

 

ATLAS Space Operations is making access to space easier for satellite companies by negating the need to invest in and operate ground infrastructure around the world. The new approach allows ATLAS’ clients to focus on the development and launch of new innovative satellites and payloads to collect information from sensors, cameras, radar systems, etc. The Freedom™ Software Platform allows clients to leverage a common ground network whenever and wherever needed.

 

The newly deployed Gaia systems enable ATLAS to expand its footprint and service offering to an increasingly demanding market where the speed, security and reliability of data acquisition is paramount to the success of ATLAS’ clients. Coupled with Freedom™, ATLAS Space Operations is changing the way enterprises and governments acquire and utilize earth observation data to improve the daily lives of people anywhere on the planet.

 

“We are delighted to partner with Orbit to leverage their Gaia systems which help provide crucial framework to support our Freedom™ Network Services,” said Mike Carey, CSO and Co-Founder of ATLAS. “We have several clients that are familiar with Orbit and have asked us to leverage Orbit’s capabilities within our network to ensure continuous and reliable service delivery.”

 

“Orbit is very proud to support a customer like ATLAS in growing their ground station network,” said Daniel Eshchar, CEO of Orbit, “We believe that the combination of the Gaia-100 product line, bundled with the ATLAS’ Freedom™ Software Platform, will make a significant difference to the end customer.”

About Orbit’s Earth Observation and New Space Solutions

Orbit’s Gaia-100 family of earth observation and new space systems, 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.

 

Orbit’s Gaia-100 family has no “key hole”, which allows for continuous tracking. It’s Real 3-axis system – EL, Tilt and AZ and it’s built-in, step-track-based Advanced Control Loop allows for greater availability, reliability and superior performance. The Gaia-100 has multiple configurations (from L- to K-band) in a single platform and the Radome covering allows for anytime, anywhere operation

About Orbit:

Orbit Communication Systems Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Orbit Communication Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI), is a leading global provider of technology-intensive mission-critical communication systems and solutions for government and commercial markets. Orbit products and solutions can be found in thousands of aircraft, ships, satellite earth stations and other mission platforms that require secure, high-speed and resilient communications capabilities. Orbit satellite systems are constellation and frequency agnostic serving all major frequency bands in GEO, MEO and LEO networks.

 

Orbit product lines include earth observation systems for traditional as well as new space applications, multi-frequency mobile satellite terminals, satellite tracking and telemetry as well as government and commercial adaptations of our market leading airborne 3D audio management systems. Orbit customers include most major international satellite operators, governments, system integrators, aerospace and maritime OEMs as well as integrated satellite solution and service providers. For more information, please visit https://orbit-cs.com/

About ATLAS Space Operations:

ATLAS Space Operations is the fastest-growing teleport operator in the world according to the World Teleport Association’s Fast 10, and was recognized as the 15th fastest-growing software company on the Inc. 5000. ATLAS’ Freedom™ offers a secure, cloud-based platform for global communications that drive critical decisions on Earth. Our ground network and software provide a revolutionary approach that connects humanity through space. ATLAS’ mission is to become the world’s largest provider of pure play teleport and gateway services by leveraging the virtualization of global ground communication assets. For more information visit www.atlasground.com.

 

Contact Information:

 

Orbit Communication Systems

Marketing Communications

Marketing@orbit-cs.com

 

ATLAS Space Operations:

Dan Carey

Marketing Director

+1 (231) 598-6814 ext 105

dcarey@atlasground.com

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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.