About the Project
Enable the switch from Ground Segment solutions to in-space live-time connectivity
Meet the companies
Four innovative companies join forces to develop Space Data Gateway
SDG is an Intelligent NanoSat Communication service in Low Earth orbit, envisioned with the capacity of transmitting on-demand space data at a fraction of the cost.
The main innovation is the capability for NanoSats to interconnect in LEO and transmit more data per mission. The service will enable the user to have plug & play satellite communication system and AI-based autonomous mission operations capability, as well as cloud-based Digital Mission Control. This will reduce the price of NanoSat missions by 65% on average and at the same time lower the complexity of the satellite communications and increase the volume of the space data transmitted. The service will eliminate the need for each user to invest in expensive ground infrastructure. It enables new players to benefit from pay-as-you-go model.
A dedicated SDG webinar for early adopters and potential clients was organized virtualy on March 17-th where more than 50 R&D companies participated.
The webinar was communicated to an extended audience, including clusters ESA BICs and personalized outreach.
Next Generation of Inter-satellite Communication
Finalize the engineering and validation of next generation inter-satellite communication modules and antennas and their integration into existing EnduroSat NanoSats
Autonomous Mission Operations
Customize Artificial intelligence software for autonomous in-space operations and data services. An AI-software will be embedded into the integrated NanoSats through the intersatellite communication modules
Create a common standard for in-space communication between NanoSats in Low Earth Orbit
Cloud-based Mission Control
Initiate cloud-based Mission Control application for NanoSat operations in orbit. The service will enable space customers to operate their NanoSats in orbit without paying for complex ground infrastructure
Ever-growing Space Data
Increase the satellite data stream from LEO by optimization of satellite operations and reduce the overall latency
On-demand Space Connectivity
Provide unprecedented on-demand connectivity to each NanoSat of Space Data Gateway
Optimize satellite operations in LEO – lower overall satellite operations costs and the technical complexity for each mission
Simple Access to Satellite Payloads in LEO
SDG will introduce unique live tracking, command and control capability for satellite payloads in LEO via web interface
Access to on-demand space data at a fraction of the current cost
The new generation of inter-satellite communication and the autonomous in-space operations software will enable SDG customers to access on-demand space data at a fraction of the current market cost
Space Data Gateway is bringing a new generation of innovative inter-sat capability to the market. The service will empower commercial and academic customers, providing them with streamlined connectivity for their payloads in orbit. The service will grow with each new customer
Shared satellite service
Following the business plan of the SDG, the consortium partners took a strategic decision to further commercialise and promote the SDG as an addition to the already existing Shared Satellite Service, which has an active customer base