Enabling a new era of high-throughput nanosats (HTNs), NSLComm will deploy a unique satellite that takes advantage of its one-of-a-kind expandable, and flexible spacecraft antenna to offer data rates up to 100x more than current nanosats, the company said.
Designed to accommodate the deployment of a nonrigid reflector that is bigger than any other antenna, the NSLSat-1 will deliver unheard of data rates for a nanosat and supercharge an industry “stuck” in narrowband communications.
Currently, nanosats offer less than 10 Mbps in low-Earth orbit (LEO) and mainly provide earth observation, science experiments, or other noncommunications services. NSLSat-1, however, will deliver high-capacity footprints up to 1 Gbps and elevate LEO capabilities for a wide range of applications from narrowband to end-to-end constellations facilitating robust commercial and government applications.
NSLComm´s reflector folds up into just 2U (two liters) of space inside a specially designed nanosat and once in orbit it pops out to an unparalleled size that translates into super high bandwidth. In addition, NSLSat-1 incorporates a flexible subreflector that optimizes and shapes the antenna´s footprint to ensure payload flexibility that can change on the fly while deployed in LEO orbit.
NSLComm has developed technologies that transform the efficiency of communication services to bring supercharged bandwidth at lower prices. Optimizing available satellite communications technology, the NSLComm solution provides significantly higher-level performance than any other solution. From communications services to broadband applications to Earth observations, NSLSat-1 will provide services to satellite manufacturers, operators, and service providers across the spectrum.