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Fast data transfer for civil space

NASA created the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) to provide connectivity to the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle, and many other missions. Since then, demand for a commercial infrastructure with more capacity has continued to grow.

The only licensee of more than 21 GHz radio frequency spectrum for the provision of relay service

Increasing capacity for better understanding

NASA, the National Oceanic, Atmospheric and Administration Agency (NOAA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are constantly striving to better understand our planet and solar system. The impacts of climate change on global weather and accuracy of forecasting have become more important. Radio occultation missions for weather information and tracking Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals, to improve maritime safety continue to grow in precision.

A robust commercial solution

As agencies track hurricanes, measure sea levels, monitor dust storms, and study the ocean’s carbon cycle, high-capacity communications links are critical to success. Now, private industry has been called on to deliver the next generation systems that agencies can rely on. SpaceLink is a robust commercial solution to meet demand currently served by TDRSS data relay system. We’re also the only licensee of more than 21 GHz radio frequency spectrum for the provision of relay service.

SpaceLink is transforming the landscape

SpaceLink enables government organizations to look to private industry to help realize their objectives. No longer will they have to rely on traditional contractors where schedule and cost overruns are expected.

As proven by the commercial space industry,
off-the-shelf components and market-driven solutions are bringing the best value to help ensure the success of civil missions and bring ambitious visions to life.