SpaceLink and US military launch collaboration | Business | August 2022

MCLEAN, Va., August 9, 2022 – SpaceLink, a space-based communications technology company, has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Army’s Space Command and Missile Defense Technical Center to develop space-based communications pathways to to provide resiliency and reduce sensor-to-shooter latency.


SpaceLink relay satellites in orbit showing optical and RF links. Courtesy of Space Link.


The collaboration involves R&D related to interoperability between government systems and the SpaceLink network, leading to potential adjustments in SpaceLink’s technology roadmap.

The agreement will provide the Army with the empirical modeling and simulations necessary to support the development of interagency requirements for commercial remote sensing tactical downlink schedule requirements.

“Sharing facilities, intellectual property and expertise will improve solutions for both warfighters and industry, thereby improving national security and American dominance in space,” said Dave Bettinger, CEO from SpaceLink.

SpaceLink is building a Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite relay system with optical and RF links to accelerate the flow of remote sensing data and augment the U.S. national security space architecture. Due to its location in MEO and its optical and RF communications relay capabilities, the SpaceLink network has a continuous line of sight to low Earth orbit, MEO and geostationary satellites and high altitude airborne assets.

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