Established in January of 2015, CONTEC is a spin-off company from KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) and is offering Space Ground Station Services and Satellite Image Processing & Application Services as well as a whole ground integration solution. At CONTEC, we strive for excellence and we think that it is only with talented people that this goal can be achieved. With professionals from a space background in ground stations and satellite operation, CONTEC aims to go public on the KOSDAQ market in October of 2023. In addition, CONTEC has expanded with two more subsidiaries, CONTEC Earth Service and CONTEC Space Optics, both preparing for seed funding in the latter half of 2023. 


At CONTEC, we are currently providing space ground station services through our own ground station and partners’ ground stations all over the world. Our engineers also created CONTEC ONE, a platform where satellite communications become child’s play. In addition, we offer satellite imagery analysis and application services based on raw satellite image data by applying deep learning algorithms for object detection depending on the needs of our customers. We especially focus on applications for urban change detection of Smart Cities and provide the best service possible for local governments and urban development.

CONTEC’s subsidiaries, CONTEC Earth Service provides satellite imagery and value-added satellite image application and CONTEC Space Optics provides technologies in high-resolution imaging for space missions. 



  • Design and integration of ground station
  • Small antenna manufacturing for ground station
  • Whole MRO service for ground station


  • Monitoring and Control Software for ground station
  • Multi-mission operation system for ground station
  • Web-based platform and cloud technology for ground station service
  • High-speed satellite image processing
  • Calibration and validation (CAL/VAL) of satellite imagery
  • Object detection on standard satellite image data


As the number of satellite (especially small-sized satellites) launches has continued to increase, the space market is open to many new businesses and its scale is growing simultaneously. CONTEC is taking advantage of this opportunity and aim to provide services to satellite operators and satellite launchers who need to connect with their satellites. These customers are comprised of government agencies, research institutions, universities, and the private sector in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. As for its satellite imagery application service, CONTEC is especially working with local governments but does not restraint to this category.  


CONTEC established its first ground station located on Jeju Island, South Korea and has expanded globally with a total of 12 ground stations across 10 different countries. In addition, CONTEC plans to launch the first CONTEC satellite, Oreum-Sat, in early 2024. 


CONTEC Ground station map

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