Constellations, Launch, New Space and more…
Redwire Awarded Contract to Manufacture Link-16 Antennas for National Security LEO Constellation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Redwire PR) — Redwire Corporation (NYSE: RDW), a leader in space infrastructure for the next generation space economy, announced today that it has been contracted to deliver 42 high gain antennas for an undisclosed national security customer for a low-Earth orbit satellite constellation with significant follow-on potential. Scheduled to be delivered within the next 18 months, the antennas will enable beyond line-of-sight communications for the warfighter using a secured tactical network. Earlier this year, Redwire successfully delivered antennas for the initial phase of this constellation.


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  • June 7, 2022
Kymeta Signs Agreement with OneWeb to Distribute Low Earth Orbit Satellite Connectivity Services to Military, Government, and Commercial Customers

Kymeta’s electronically steered flat panel u8 terminal enables high-speed broadband connectivity while on the move delivered via OneWeb’s LEO satellite constellation

REDMOND, Wash. (Kymeta PR) — Kymeta, a world leading company for flat panel antennas making mobile global, and OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, announced today a distribution partner agreement to offer broadband connectivity services across the globe.

The OneWeb LEO satellite network will give Kymeta customers access to high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity while on the move or while stationary, anywhere in the world.


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  • March 22, 2022
KSAT to Invest in Dedicated Antenna Network for Lunar Missions
Moonlight program (Credit: ESA)

To meet the rapidly increasing demand for lunar comms, KSAT will invest in a purpose- built lunar ground network. The Lunar Team at KSAT has been preparing the service and is currently engaging with antenna providers and selecting optimal locations for the antennas.

TROMSO, Norway, 17 March 2022 (KSAT PR) — Leveraging the unique experience and expertise gained through 50 years of pioneering an integrated approach to the operation of a global ground network, KSAT is now preparing new capabilities to serve the needs of lunar missions.


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  • March 17, 2022
Kratos and Kymeta Join Forces to Develop Solutions that Integrate Advanced Antenna Technologies with Software-Defined Ground Systems

REDMOND, Wash. & San Diego, Calif., February 1, 2022 (Kymeta PR) – Kymeta (, the communications company making mobile global, and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading national security and space solutions provider, announced today a strategic partnership to jointly develop products and solutions that will enable modern, virtualized ground systems to better leverage the capabilities of next generation mobile satellite antennas.

Among the broader goals of the partnership are to advance the ability of ground systems to support, leverage, manage, and control electronically-steered and multi-purpose antennas to better support the capabilities of software-defined and multi-beam satellites. This effort will initially focus on joint development of a software-defined remote terminal that will support a variety of dynamic satellite connectivity applications, including support for multi-orbit use cases where connectivity to LEO, MEO, and GEO satellites through the same antenna are desirable.


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  • February 1, 2022
Kymeta Announces Grant of New U.S. Patent for Multi-Beam Capabilities Enabling Simultaneous Multi-Orbit Connectivity

Kymeta’s electronically steered flat-panel antenna technology can form two distinct full duplex beams for connection redundancy and intelligent data management.

REDMOND, Wash. (Kymeta PR) — Kymeta, the communications company making mobile global, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded Kymeta Corporation a U.S. Patent for its multi-beam antenna configuration, enabling redundant, simultaneous, multi-orbit satellite connectivity.

Kymeta’s innovative patented technology can generate two beams simultaneously with a single antenna panel, enabling the tracking of two satellites across multiple constellations and seamless traffic hand off from the initial satellite to the second. Kymeta’s metamaterials approach forms, receives, and transmits multiple distinct beams, each with its own receive/transmit (RX/TX) connection, for redundant connectivity and intelligent data management.


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  • September 22, 2021
Amazon Makes Breakthrough in Project Kuiper Development
Installation of a Project Kuiper antenna. (Credit: Amazon)

Custom-built antenna architecture will allow Amazon to deliver a small, affordable customer terminal to connect unserved and underserved communities around the world.

SEATTLE (Amazon PR) — Months after receiving approval from the Federal Communications Commission, Project Kuiper has hit another key milestone on its path to delivering fast, affordable broadband through a constellation of 3,236 low Earth orbit satellites.


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  • December 19, 2020
ESA Develops Breakthrough Mesh Reflector for Shaped Radio Beams
A prototype 2.6-m diameter metal-mesh antenna reflector. (Credit: Leri Datashvili/Large Space Structures GmbH)

NOORDWIJK, Netherlands (ESA PR) — This prototype 2.6-m diameter metal-mesh antenna reflector represents a big step forward for the European space sector: versions can be manufactured to reproduce any surface pattern that antenna designers wish, something that was previously possible only with traditional solid antennas.


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  • September 19, 2020
Smart Design of Flat ‘Reflectarray’ Satellite Antennas
Flat-panel reflectarray antenna (Credit: TICRA)

PARIS (ESA PR) — The traditional curved antenna reflector is instantly recognisable on a satellite, but also represents one of the bulkiest elements aboard. As an alternative, new ESA-backed software allows antenna designers to achieve comparable radio frequency performance from flatter, smarter ‘reflectarrays’, which can be manufactured cheaply, just like printed circuits. Two forthcoming ESA missions will demonstrate reflectarray antennas, one in Earth orbit and the other into deep space.


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  • July 7, 2020