User Need

Over the past 5 years, unprecedented expansion of satellite services has led to annual industry growth exceeding 35%. The number of Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) spacecraft is growing rapidly, yet communications solutions for these users are ineffective, operationally complex, and expensive.

Ground based communications solutions have reached their limits, offering connectivity less than 40% of the time for most NGSO spacecraft. With limited downlink windows, operators are forced to throw away valuable data and pass on business opportunities that require real-time communications. Without scalable connectivity, commercial space use remains severely constrained.

 

The Audacy Solution

With Audacy, operators benefit from anytime access and turnkey operational simplicity; in any orbit and at any time. We are able to provide this service due to our unique architecture, outlined below. 

 
 

The Audacy network consists of 3 relay satellites in an advanced orbital configuration in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), paired initially with two ground facilities. The unique locations of our spacecraft allow for serviceable link distances, a comprehensive field of view, and minimal interference with existing spacecraft constellations. Fast-moving client spacecraft in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) have continuous line of sight to one or more Audacy relays at all times. Client communications are relayed to Audacy ground facilities, and from there are routed to customers using a secure virtual private cloud network. Deep space users will be addressed using Audacy ground assets, with a seamless transition between network nodes. Customers can access their encrypted data from any internet-enabled location.

Using this architecture, Audacy can provide continuous communications to thousands of users – in any orbit, at any time.

"When you fly 150 CubeSats, sharing a ground station really makes people freak out." James Mason Mission Operations, Planet Labs

"When you fly 150 CubeSats, sharing a ground station really makes people freak out."

James Mason
Mission Operations, Planet Labs

"Everything would be easier if we had continuous coverage." Emma Lehman Flight Operations, Google Skybox

"Everything would be easier if we had continuous coverage."

Emma Lehman
Flight Operations, Google Skybox

"We need a dialtone in space." S. Pete Worden Director, NASA Ames

"We need a dialtone in space."

S. Pete Worden
Director, NASA Ames

TurnKey simplicity

Integrating Audacy into your operations model is as simple as installing a certified radio and reserving Audacy network capacity. Let us worry about the infrastructure.

Access your data at any time through the Audacy customer portal via any internet-enabled device. Unlock new revenue opportunities and reduce infrastructure costs with the ability to purchase communications as a service and downlink your data instantly. Audacy lets you focus on what you do best: developing and operating cutting edge space vehicles and services.

AnyTime Access

Whether Audacy is your primary or complementary communications link, you benefit from anytime access for both telemetry and payload data.

Launch vehicles can be tracked far beyond the horizon, and reusable stages recovered with uninterrupted telemetry. Earth imaging operators can respond to customer requests with minimal lag time in both command and data retrieval. Large spacecraft constellations in LEO can seamlessly manage hundreds or thousands of spacecraft, with no need for expensive and operationally complex ground infrastructure.