After five design cycles and thousands of system trades, Audacy’s architecture is finally complete! This morning the Audacy engineering team presented the results of months of work during a design review attended by a select group of potential customers. After evaluating every possible spacecraft configuration from vast low Earth orbit constellations to distant lunar nodes, we have arrived at the configuration that optimizes customer link performance, spectral efficiency, and spacecraft lifetime, while minimizing system cost, schedule, and technical risk.
In addition to the Audacy engineering and business teams, technical leads from select potential Audacy customers were also in attendance at the review, including ICEYE, Deep Space Industries, and OneWeb. As Audacy creates interplanetary infrastructure to enable and sustain exponential growth of commerce, exploration, and discovery for the global space community, we have been transparently engaging our users at every stage of the design to maximize compatibility and utility.
Having now completed four out of eight goals for the the current phase in Audacy’s company roadmap, we are now shifting focus towards selection of both our space and ground segment suppliers, with the intention of beginning construction of both within months. The prospect of seeing our work transition from conceptual design to hardware is exciting for us all, and we sincerely thank our supporters who have helped us reach this milestone in record time.