Space Leasing International (SLI) has acquired a ground station in the northern part of Sweden and leased it to RBC Signals.

SLI has invested an unspecified amount to acquire the ground station in Piteå which will be leased to RBC Signals and incorporated into its network of over 80 antennas around the world.

SLI’s CEO Alejandro Kerschen, said: “This agreement is another testament of our commitment to work closely with manufacturers and operators. As space exploration and satellite technology continue to evolve at a rapid pace, collaborations like the one between SLI and RBC Signals play a vital role in accelerating innovation and driving progress within the industry.

”Together, we are poised to shape the future of space-based communication and unlock new opportunities for exploration and discovery.”

SLI is a space leasing arm of Libra Group. Since its launch in June 2023, SLI company has developed a pipeline of transactions both in the ground segment and in orbit.

SLI said the latest deal is in line with its original commitment to RBC Signals to invest and lease back 20 ground stations around the world.

Ron Faith, CEO of RBC Signals, said: “We are excited to partner with SLI to access the critical infrastructure necessary for expanding our global network. 

”This agreement further strengthens our partnership and enhances our ability to serve our customers. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with SLI to drive innovation and progress within the space industry.”

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