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SpaceLink Signs On for Next-Gen Mynaric Laser Terminal

By Rachel Jewett | September 10, 2021

      Mynaric executive Bulent Atlan, left, and Tina Ghataore, with SpaceLink CEO David Bettinger, center. Photo: Mynaric

      SpaceLink has signed on as the second customer for Mynaric’s recently announced next-generation optical communications terminal, the CONDOR Mk 3. Mynaric and SpaceLink announced Thursday, Sept. 9 that they have agreed upon delivery and pricing for the first batch of the terminals by late 2022. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

      This follows after SpaceLink placed an initial order for Mynaric optical terminals for its Medium-Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites, valued at up to $28 million, earlier this year.

      Mynaric CEO Bulent Altan said the smaller Mk3 terminal has already received a strong reception. Mynaric also has an unnamed customer for the Mk 3.

      SpaceLink CEO Dave Bettinger said the smaller advanced user terminal product will support the Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) end of SpaceLink’s LEO-MEO relay links in its space data relay system. “The impressive design and performance of Mynaric optical terminals meet SpaceLink’s requirements for our relay service,” Bettinger said.

      This article originally appeared in the SATELLITE 2021 Show Daily.