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BridgeSat Laser Terminals to Connect Iceye’s Microsat Constellation

By | May 21, 2018
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BridgeSat to provide laser terminals and ground services to connect Iceye’s next-generation microsatellite constellation. Photo Credit: BridgeSat

BridgeSat has announced a set of agreements to provide space laser terminals and data services to Iceye, a commercial microsatellite Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR) constellation. BridgeSat’s low-cost terminals and associated ground services give businesses and government agencies an alternative to traditional Radio Frequency (RF) solutions for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) applications.

Iceye provides turnkey data delivery and analytics services for commercial and government applications worldwide, including global disaster response, agricultural management, city planning, maritime port traffic management and forest management.

BridgeSat will provide Iceye its Compact Laser Comms Terminals (CLCT), which provide up to 10 Gbps LEO downlinks in a compact form factor that weighs less than 2kg. BridgeSat will also provide ground services through its free-space optical network.