Audacy, a space communications service provider, is working towards developing a space-based data relay system using three Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites (scheduled to launch in 2019) and two ground stations. Based in San Francisco, the company recently opened its second office in Singapore, where one of its ground stations will be located.
The first teleport will come online in the San Francisco Bay Area later this year, followed by a second unit in Singapore in early 2019.
Both teleports will also provide tracking and communications services for demonstration missions scheduled for launch this year, and eventually each gateway location will support up to 6 teleport antennas serving near- and deep-space missions.
SpaceTech Asia speaks to Audacy’s Co-founder and CEO Ralph Ewig and its Singapore team — Youmi Sa (Head of International Development) and Amanda Chia (Head of Sales) — to find out more about Audacy and its plans for 2018.