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Thursday, August 4, 2022

The Challenge of Connecting Orbiting Spacecraft & Humans
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Brian Barnett
Brian Barnett
Solstar Space, Founder & CEO

It is more challenging to keep on-orbit assets including satellites, space stations, launch vehicles, and more connected in space than on Earth. Providing an internet connection between spacecraft and Earth-based payload managers, satellite operators, and enabling communications for crewed missions in sub-orbit, LEO, and cis-lunar and lunar surface operations is crucial to meeting mission goals.

These important missions require space-hardened routers, WiFi access points and hotspots, and space-based satellite data relays to deliver on-orbit connectivity. As programs like NASA's Artemis and more get underway, these critical connections are becoming increasingly critical. Learn what is required to keep satellites and spacecraft connected and ensure crew, spacecraft, and Earth-based satellite operations teams can accomplish their goals for helping humans become a spacefaring species.

This connectivity is important for safety, security, and the future of space exploration.