Artists' impression: ConLCT80, Optical Head & Electrical Unit  © TESAT

Modem compatibility of TESAT’s ConLCT80 successfully demonstrated with U.S. government standard, assuring interoperability within SDA Transport Layer constellation.

Backnang, 31.08.2021: TESAT’s Constellation Laser Communication Terminal (ConLCT80) optical modem was successfully tested at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory connecting with the Space Development Agency (SDA) reference modem over fiber optic, which assures the interoperability of all optical payloads of the different manufacturers. The test was carried out at the optical level, explicitly testing coding and framing according to the SDA standard, data rate, wavelength compatibility, tracking tone, waveform capture and continuous data transfer. Future testing is planned to demonstrate space optical communication between termi-als, as they will operate in space aboard SDA’s Tranche 0 Transport Layer constellation.

Site in Backnang © TESAT

Backnang, 28.07.2021: Despite the exceptional economic situation caused by the pandemic, space industry is showing an upward trend. New ways of working, new ways of collaboration and new, hybrid events promote digital technologies for worldwide communication and data transmission and thus also increase the demand for future-oriented solutions. Such as made possible by the space company TESAT in Backnang near Stuttgart in Germany. Because of this, specialists for large international projects are being sought at Germany's largest space industry location.

TESAT Laser Constellation Network

Backnang, 17.05.2021: Today, TESAT is pleased to announce we have been selected to supply additional OISL’s (optical inter-satellite links), the ConLCTs (constellation laser communication terminals), as part of the tracking layer tranche 0 program by the US-American Space Development Agency (SDA).

Telesat Lightspeed © Telesat

Backnang, 22.03.2021: TESAT is honored to announce its collaboration with MDA for the upcoming Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband network Telesat Lightspeed. MDA, a Canadian space manufacturer, has been selected to provide one of the critical technology subsystems for this innovative constellation.

Laser Communications for a new age in space

TESAT, KSAT and GomSpace have partnered up to introduce full optical communications capability for new innovative small satellite missions and space-based services.

© Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG, 2021
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