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March 10th, 2017

During D.C. show, NSLComm gained their first customer.... IAI...

NSLComm has announced that the firm has secured their first customer—Israel Aerospace Industries.

The contract is for a feasibility study and the design of future antennas for geostationary communication satellites. This will include the Amos 8 and future missions. NSLComm is transforming satellite communications with a fabric-like expandable antenna that greatly increases satellite power and provides on orbit footprint control via an adaptive flexible sub-reflector.

The company demo'd their foldable antenna at booth 339 in Hall B during Satellite 2017. Their presentation revealed the potential to deploy incredible, small, inexpensive but powerful smallsats. A launch is planned to occur in early 2018.

Key benefits of NSLComm’s technology include..

  • Lightweight – 1.3 kg (LEO - 60 cm), 10 kg (GEO- 5 meters)
  • Expandable and Flexible – LEO fits in 2U (2 liters), GEO fits in 65 cm cylinder
  • Can change footprint on the ground on the fly via adaptive footprint control
  • Lowers launcher cost for spacecraft due to flexibility and low weight as compared to existing solutions
  • Multi-beam configuration supported
  • Supports all potential satcom frequencies (i.e., Ka, Ku, C, X, V)
  • Highly cost effective as compared to products available today
  • Supports LEO-to-GEO satellite communications
  • Enables very high capacity throughput
  • Supports intersatellite links