Hispasat to Provide Broadband for Mars Spanish Mission Research Project
Hispasat has announced it will provide broadband connections for the Mars Spanish Mission (MSM), the first Spanish simulated Mars colonization mission. The project’s preliminary phase will be developed in Aragon, Spain and will culminate in 2014 in a mission that will be carried out in Utah, U.S.
The company will establish the communications needed between the researchers at the scientific camp and the Mission Support Center housed at the European Business and Innovation Center (CEEI) in Zaragoza, Spain. It will also provide the project with the equipment needed to maintain these connections.
The satellite broadband solution Hispasat will provide to the MSM project is the same it has already deployed in Spanish territory to help reduce the digital gap between rural areas and large cities.