Cell phones have enabled people to venture further and more confidently across the globe than ever before. That shows the impact of seamless communications, and ESC seeks to provide the same experience for space missions. That’s why they are developing a next-generation architecture that will make communications more flexible, efficient and cost-effective.
ESC is unifying their two existing networks to create what they call the Space Mobile Network. The new system will provide higher data rates, greater flexibility and continued reliability for near-Earth missions, as well as move toward becoming interoperable with other commercial and government systems. As missions look further into the universe and collect more data than ever before, this new architecture will open the doors to the scientific discoveries of tomorrow.