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SupremeSAT gets TRC licence for ‘International transit service’

SupremeSAT (Pvt) Ltd, a Sri Lanka-based satellite company, has broadened its scope to offer more services both locally and internationally after receiving the licence a few months ago for ‘International transit service’ from Sri Lanka’s Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), a company official said.

The company was an influential entity in the previous regime with Rohitha Rajapaksa, the former President’s son, employed in its technical division. He continues in that position.

“The company is encouraged by the recent modification of its license by the TRC which will let SupremeSAT make Sri Lanka compete for export earnings with regional Teleports based in countries such as Singapore and India,” Chairman and Owner of SupremeSAT – R. M. Manivannan told the Business Times.

“Assisted solely by the Chinese companies during the inception, SupremeSAT is now developing long term partnerships with globally renowned companies worldwide,” Mr. Manivannan said.

He noted that USA’s IntelSAT SA, Swedish Space Corporation, USA’s Orbcomm, Ericsson and Russia’s Dauria Aerospace are a few of the companies to be linked up with SupremeSAT.

Its Kandy Satellite Earth Station called the “South Asian Space Academy – SASA” will be opened within the next two months. This Pallekele facility will not only control and monitor the fleet of satellites but also offer all types of Teleport services to other international space companies.

“SASA will be a local nerve centre for space related Research, Development and Training and thus will act as one of South Asia’s most vibrant space activity centres,” he said.

With the growth and expansion in the Telecommunication Satellite and Teleport arenas, SupremeSAT is focusing on building a constellation of low earth observation satellites.

It intends to offer high quality, most frequent satellite imagery to the farmers in Asia and Africa on FOC terms using these low earth observation satellites.

SupremeSAT expects to partner with the Ministry of Agriculture and kick start this project as early as next month.