Integration of complete Earth Observation Ground Systems

SCOE (Special Check-Out Equipment) is a rack with high specialised electronic equipment to test a satellite before it is launched. Mostly those SCOE's are installed in a cleanroom where they are used to test the Solar Panels, Power mangement, RF system, Payload,... on a satellite. This is a very important part as this is the last phase where eventual problems can be fixed and repaired on the satellite, before it is launched.


The core competence of Celestia Antwerp is the design and development of very high technology ground modems which are used in the space industry. We have modems which can go upto 4 Gigabit/s and which are used to dowload the scientific/imagery data from the satellites.

Other modems are used to receive housekeeping telemetry data from the satellite and send it to the owner of the satellite who will process the data and generate new telecommands which are then send back up to the satellite through the Celestia Antwerp  modem.


About Celestia Antwerp

Celestia Antwerp is a leading company in Belgium, active in the field of satellite ground communication technology. It is part of the Celestia Technologies Group.

Celestia Antwerp’s core business is in the delivery of satellite communication solutions for the ground segment extension with products and systems. Celestia Antwerp operates both on the commercial and institutional markets, supporting space agency programmes, as well as industrial company projects worldwide. The company activities have been located in Antwerp since 1962, when it was founded as part of Bell Telephone.

We employ over 15 highly skilled professionals and target to double our activities in 3 years!