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Xenesis, ATLAS Space Operations & Laser Light Form the Empower Space Alliance

10 Aug 2018, 18:03 UTC
Xenesis, ATLAS Space Operations & Laser Light Form the Empower Space Alliance
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First space-to-ground all-optical global data distribution joint venture
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (ATLAS Space Operations PR) — Xenesis, ATLAS Space Operations, and Laser Light Communications announced they have joined forces in a Service-Level Solution – Empower Space Alliance.
Empower Space will provide a turnkey direct optical data distribution service from spacecraft to customer locations, worldwide. Empower Space intends to serve LEO, MEO, GEO, Cislunar, and Deep Space capability with standardized interoperability, robust data capacity and unprecedented access to customer locations worldwide. Space data platforms will now have a choice between relying on legacy radio frequency transmission and distribution, or high capacity & low cost all optical “direct delivery” of their data to its ultimate distribution…on a single network.

The NewSpace sector is expanding rapidly into creative, more cost-effective business models. These models are focused primarily on delivering space-based services, such as imagery, communications, content, civil science, and government data in a “New Way” = smaller, cheaper and more capable satellite platforms. For example, small satellites are leading the way in planning which is driving the demand for more cost-effective designs to deliver space-based services, such as data to the Earth from Space in a more cost-effective – “NewSpace” – way.
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