BridgeSat opens NOC for laser satellite communications

BridgeSat has announced the opening of its network operations center (NOC), the world´s first for free-space optical communications, the company said.

The opening is an industry milestone toward revolutionizing global communications with a laser-based ground network for low earth orbit (LEO) and geostationary earth orbit (GEO) satellites that´s faster and less expensive than traditional radio frequency (RF) solutions.

Located in Denver, the new BridgeSat NOC provides monitoring, management and control for all operational functions, including the optical ground station (OGS) network and customer payload repository.

BridgeSat is enabling the future of space using optical communications solutions through a global network of ground stations and space terminals. These systems will enable high bandwidth solutions for unique applications as well as complement RF in hybrid networks. BridgeSat has further developed applications for LEO and GEO satellite systems.