January 19th, 2011
Microsat Systems Canada... A Constellation Cometh (SATCOM)
COMMStellation is a polar communications constellation comprised of 78 microsatellites that will orbit the Earth at 1,000 km, providing backhaul capacity while connecting remote regions of the Earth to the Internet. Explains David R. Cooper, the President and CEO of the Company, “The influx of millions of data-hungry mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, is causing unprecedented strain on mobile networks, which have already reached, or are nearing, capacity. COMMStellation will provide essential backhaul capacity to mobile operators across the globe. It’s an initiative many governments are pushing for because of its ability to connect all of Earth’s citizens to the Internet.”
MSCI’s microsatellite technology enables a constellation of 78 polar low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites at 1,000 km above the Earth – in other words, an orbit eight times closer to the customer. COMMStellation™ will provide more than five times the data bandwidth density, even at the equator, for the same satellite output, and all for hundreds of millions less cost. In addition, COMMStellation™ will provide 1/8 the data latency, ten times the total constellation capacity, and potentially provide bandwidth to any of Earth’s 6.9 billion (estimate) population. MSCI is partnering with some of the top global leaders in satellite-communications technology to provide the antenna payload and to integrate with the Company`s proven Multi Mission Microsatellite Bus (MMMB) architecture. MSCI continues to discuss partnerships with other companies with complementary interests.