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BridgeComm Delivers Optical Inter-satellite Links for Enhanced Navigation Constellations and Data Transmission

Press Release From: BridgeComm
Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2021

BridgeComm, a leader in optical wireless communications (OWC) solutions and services, announced today it will offer customers AstroBridge optical inter-satellite links (OISL) tracking terminals for high data rates for data transmission and resilient performance in navigation. BridgeComm’s AstroBridge OISL will provide robust and secure transmissions using MOCA technology via radio frequency (RF) and optical lasers.

“AstroBridge OISL is a significant step in the maturation of inter-satellite links and the future of satellite data transmission, as more companies are incorporating inter-satellite links,” said Barry Matsumori, BridgeComm CEO. “Along with increased speed and security, our AstroBridge OISL offers multi-gigabit per second data rate capabilities while being smaller and lighter than its standard inter-satellite link counterparts. These features will greatly improve functionality in space and on the ground.”

BridgeComm’s AstroBridge is designed for low-earth orbits (LEO), with non-gimballed steering for better control of optical communication tracking terminals. The non-gimballed steering capabilities of AstroBridge allow for tracking of greater than 1000° per second, which is crucial for constellations with multiple orbital planes.

Connecting satellites in a constellation by optical inter-satellite links offers significant benefits, including shorter wavelengths, along with a better ranging resolution and synchronization. For more information on AstroBridge and other BridgeComm offerings, visit: www.bridgecomminc.com.

About BridgeComm

BridgeComm is a global leader in optical wireless communications solutions and services. Through a global network of ground stations designed to support complementary fixed and mobile terminals, the company provides fast, secure, enterprise-grade broadband services for a variety of markets, including space exploration, terrestrial networks for 5G connectivity and applications, and airborne lasercomm for prominent applications including intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, in-flight entertainment, and backhaul. More information can be found at www.bridgecomminc.com.

Contacts

Valerie Christopherson

Karen Sorenson

Global Results Comms (GRC)

+1 949 608 0276

bridgecomm@globalresultspr.com


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