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On the Use of Mega-Constellation Services in Space

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 12:22
Start Date: 
2020
Programme: 
Discovery
End Date: 
2022
Programme Reference: 
S 2020-03
Country: 
Germany
Contractor: 
Vyoma
Status: 
Closed
Description: 

On the Use of Mega-Constellation Services in Space, funded by ESA’s Open Space Innovation Platform (OSIP), investigates how mega-constellations can be used to provide low-Earth orbit (LEO) spacecraft with broadband low-latency services, a novel Concept with potential to disrupt spacecraft design, operation, and performance by allowing spacecraft to access mega-constellations’ enormous resources (Tbit/s throughputs) and global coverage at a lower cost than traditional data relay systems and ground station networks (two to fifty times cheaper, that is, a few hundred to a few thousand dollars per month for a daily net capacity from hundredths of Gbit up to almost ten Tbit).

Application Domain: 
Telecommunications
Technology Domain: 
7 - Electromagnetic Technologies and Techniques
12 - Ground Station Systems and Networks
6 - RF Subsystems, Payloads and Technologies
8 - System Design & Verification
Competence Domain: 
5-Radiofrequency & Optical Systems and Products
8-Ground Systems and Mission Operations
Keywords: 
Mega Constellations
Megaconstellations
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