Ground Segments – the critical role being played by a 40 year Australian business icon


Michael Cratt is passionate about the unique and vital role the ground segment plays in the Australian space ecosystem. With over 17 years of experience across implementation and project management, systems engineering, and business development at Av-Comm, Michael brings a unique focus to building and sustaining satellite ground stations throughout APAC for Av-Comm’s clients.

A collaborative project partner and empowering leader, Michael’s drive to ensure the efficacy and longevity of Australia’s space industry is demonstrated in his commitment to developing Australia’s local SATCOM workforce and building the Cassowary, Australia’s first sovereign-manufactured satellite ground stations.

Av-Comm Space and Defence specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of optical and RF ground segment in support of Space and Astronomy applications.

Av-Comm’s experienced engineers champion the design of the ground segment in parallel with that of the spacecraft to optimise and synchronise the data acquisition process for your mission.

The ground segment provides multi-mode, multi-mission capability to enable key applications in support of defence and national security applications, as well as everyday outcomes such as banking, transport, telecommunications, climate management and agriculture.

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