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BeetleSat conducts two-way data communication using proprietary expandable antenna
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BeetleSat conducts two-way data communication using proprietary expandable antenna
by Staff Writers
Miami FL (SPX) May 31, 2023

BeetleSat, formerly NSLComm, a fast-growing satellite technology company building the world's first global low-Earth orbit (LEO) constellation optimized for premium point-to-point communications, has announced the successful software-defined radio (SDR) two-way data communication using its lightweight, very high data rate, expandable antenna.

"Successful data transmission between our satellite and ground segment is a significant step forward in the build-out of our LEO constellation and I am proud of our team and grateful for all the work that has gone into reaching this important milestone," said BeetleSat CEO Patricio Northland.

BeetleSat's NSLSAT-2 satellite, a 6U CubeSat, was launched in January 2023 via a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket. The Company's high-performance Ka-band antenna, made of proprietary lightweight shape memory material, was folded at launch, allowing for low volume and mass, and successfully deployed when the satellite reached its orbit. This in-orbit deployment of BeetleSat's 60 cm expandable antenna from a 6U CubeSat was an industry first and proved the viability of its proprietary technology.

"BeetleSat's technology is shifting the satellite communication paradigm by unlocking premium, cost-effective, and flexible solutions that enable our customers to succeed. We're excited to build the first LEO constellation that is truly designed to meet their needs," Northland added.

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