Interlinking Telecommunication Satellite Constellations

Laser communications enables backbone-class inter-satellite-links in space and is a key technology for telecommunication networks of the future

Scenario

Large scale satellite constellations in low Earth orbit employing several hundred or even thousand of satellites promise to provide abundant high-speed connectivity for every location on Earth, secure corporate networks and much more.  Laser communication is the only viable technology to interlink the satellites with the required backbone-class data rates and under the stringent size, weight and power consumption (SWaP) demands of small satellites. It is a key technology for future telecommunication satellite constellations and as such the foundation of the communication infrastructure of the future.

Relevant Products


Space Terminals

  • 10 Gbps data rate
  • Low size, weight and power consumption (SWaP)
  • Unregulated use, no spectrum licenses necessary

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Application
Air-to-GroundAir-to-AirSpaceGround-to-GroundOther


Distance to ground station
<20km<100km<200km
Distance between platforms
<20km<100km<600km
Distance to ground or other terminal
<1000km<4000km
Distance between ground stations
<2km<10km<150km
Distance between terminals (km)


Required Bandwidth
1 Gbps10 Gbps>10 Gbps


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