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Moblas 5 Satellite Laser Ranging Station

Power

Market Segment:
Power Generation

Contact: Jack and Randall
moblas@midwest.com.au

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BACKGROUND

A power outage is a hassle for any business, but for the Moblas 5 Satellite Laser Ranging Station, loss of power impacts the performance of sensitive equipment and its ability to perform critical tasks.

Located 100 km south-east of Geraldton, Moblas 5 is a part of EOS Space Systems, an Australian publicly-listed company operating in the space tracking industry.
 
When the tracking station recognised the need for a back-up power generator, AllightSykes delivered a solution that would put an end to costly power losses.
 

ALLIGHTSYKES KEEPS POWER ON TRACK AT WA SPACE TRACKING STATION

Using satellite laser ranging and other advanced surveying techniques, the Moblas 5 Satellite Laser Ranging Station (also known as Yarragadee) generates space-based geodetic information for the global scientific community. It also provides crucial ground-station communication to various satellites and spacecraft.
 
According to station manager Vincent Noyes, one of the biggest challenges facing his team was lack of auxiliary power during power black-outs.
 
“Because our facility is in a remote location, we often experience power outages, which can be a real problem.
 
“As well as affecting our aging equipment, power loss prevents us from collecting space data continuously. This, in turn, has a negative effect on the quality and integrity of our data,” said Vincent.

When Moblas 5 realised that being powerless for any period of time was no longer an option, they turned to Allight for a reliable power generation solution.

“AllightSykes is the only Australian distributor of FG Wilson generators – which have a solid reputation for their quality,” explained Vincent.

“What’s more, AllightSykes offered us very competitive prices on their power generators.”
 
A year later, damage to equipment and downtime resulting from power loss are a thing of the past at Moblas 5.

“We still have black-outs, but that’s when our generator kicks in and keeps the station operating smoothly.
 
“Being able to keep collecting data in spite of power loss has boosted our overall productivity,” added Vincent.

“Aside from the obvious benefits, one of the things we value most about working with AllightSykes is their no-fuss approach and consistently good customer service.
 
“We also have the peace of mind knowing that our generator has a two-year warranty, and AllightSykes can provide genuine spare parts should we ever need them.
 
“We’ve developed a great relationship with AllightSykes and I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to other businesses,” concluded Vincent.

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