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Vector’s GalacticSky GSky-1 Satellite on Track for Launch

By | March 25, 2019
GalacticSky GSky-1 satellite. Photo: Vector

GalacticSky GSky-1 Satellite

Vector‘s GalacticSky division achieved a major milestone on its path to launch its first software-defined satellite, GSky-1. GSky-1 successfully completed integration at the University of Southern California’s Space Engineering Research Center (SERC) at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and will validate GalacticSky’s mission to help enable innovators to easily and effectively deploy space application technology in space.

Developed in its Silicon Valley office, and utilizing Vector’s patented software-defined satellite technology, developers will no longer be required to build and pay for their own satellites. Instead, they can create an application and host it on an existing satellite or across an ad-hoc constellation made up of satellites all within the GalacticSky ecosystem. GalacticSky will provide future digital innovators the autonomy to develop and test applications in space.

“GalacticSky was created with the goal to bring the promise of space-based technologies to a much larger pool of entrepreneurs who don’t need to be space experts to build and deploy their ideas,” said Vector Co-Founder and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer/Galactic Sky Senior Vice President (SVP) and General Manager (GM) Shaun Coleman. “By creating a space-grade cloud computing platform in space, GalacticSky ultimately fulfils Vector’s mission of extending access to space and the team at USC is a great partner to support us in our endeavor.”