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Reducing Cost + Improving Performance In... Smallsat Ground Systems

Monday, July 11, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: SatMagazine
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The growth of the smallsat industry has been driven by design and manufacturing advances that have reduced satellite size, production costs and time by orders of magnitude; and by new and cutting-edge launch technologies that are driving down launch costs.

The same transformation has to occur in the ground segment. Similar to large, traditional satellites, smallsats require command and control software, data processing, networking and RF signal processing. What they don’t necessarily require is the same degree of complexity and added cost of traditional ground systems designed for large satellites.

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