In 2020, ESA and TESAT launched a development programme to improve the functionalities and design of MPMs. This programme laid the foundation for the final design and qualification process for the Quad-MPM.
Backnang, 9 March 2023 – TESAT, the global leader in optical communication technologies, is establishing its U.S. footprint to support U.S. Government programs, with the formation of TESAT Government (TESAT Gov).
Tesat-Spacecom recently completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of their Optical Communication Terminals (OCTs) for satellites as part of Space Development Agency’s (SDA) Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL). Lockheed Martin, a prime contractor for the agency’s tranche 0 (TLT0) and TLT1 satellites, and the SDA were on site at TESAT for the review.
Tesat-Spacecom (TESAT), the global leader in optical communication technologies for space, is expanding its manufacturing footprint into the United States to support its U.S. government and commercial customers.
A consortium of 22 European companies - and Tesat-Spacecom (TESAT) being a part of this consortium - led by UNSEENLABS and EUROCONSULT has won a concept study for the European Commission to leverage disruptive ideas for an innovative European broadband constellation.
Backnang, Paris, Washington D.C., Montreal, Yokohama, Sydney, December 9th 2021 – New Symphonie has won the European Commission call for tenders entitled “New Space solutions for long-term availability of reliable, secure, cost-effective space-based connectivity”.
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.
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.