Satellite Terminal Completes Multi-Link Trials Across All Orbits

Isotropic Systems’ multi-beam terminal is the first-ever antenna able to simultaneously connect with satellites in all orbits, enabling full multiplication and aggregation of data connectivity By DA Reporter / 29 Mar 2022
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Isotropic Systems’ multi-link terminal has successfully completed tests demonstrating that it can connect to satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Geostationary Equatorial Orbit (GEO) orbits simultaneously. 

The tests ensured continuous, full aperture performance across all links to multiple orbits, enabling full multiplication and aggregation of data connectivity.

To date, it has only been possible to connect to a single satellite at a time, obstructing users from harnessing the full capabilities of satellites. Never achieved before and with the potential to reshape the communications industry, Isotropic Systems’ terminal simultaneously connects to different satellites in separate orbits with a single antenna, without any comprise in the performance of each link. Re-defining the global satellite ecosystems, the multi-beam antenna offers limitless connectivity across a range of sectors, including government, defense, maritime, enterprise and aerospace.

This announcement follows a series of field tests in various situations, including high-speed links with LEO satellites and simultaneous connections between MEO and GEO satellites for both military and commercial scenarios. 

“Our next-gen multi-beam antenna has shown its full potential to unlock a new age of multi-orbit connectivity. With thousands of satellite constellations launching in the coming years, our technology is critical to unlocking the full benefits of the enhanced broadband connectivity,” said John Finney, Isotropic Systems Founder and CEO. “We have completed various rigorous tests on the defense front by demonstrating our multi-beam and orbit capabilities with the U.S. Army and have also demonstrated unique multi-orbit connectivity alongside Telesat, SES and others. We are thrilled to provide the unprecedented capability of meshing networks without comprising efficiency, preparing ourselves for our product launch later this year.”

Tests with the U.S. Army were part of the U.S. Air Force’s innovative Defense Experimentation Using Commercial Space Internet (DEUCSI) program and demonstrated the terminal’s unique abilities to maintain connectivity under challenging military conditions. With the technology now proven, Isotropic Systems is expected to unlock unparalleled connectivity and significant enterprise opportunities for end-users.

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