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Thousands of satellites in space over next ten years, bottlenecked by ground stations, opportunity to build an incredible level of connectivity and data gathering
Satellites require a connection with a ground station to send data and receive instructions. Creating enough stations to ensure full coverage is incredibly expensive and challenging logistically. Ground stations are significantly underutilized, and satellites are often out of site.
We are creating a marketplace layer that looks at a satellites orbit, and connects it to third party ground stations. This means that satelite owners can increase their uptime without building extra infrastructure, and ground station owners can service more satellites, increasing profitability.
Satellite operators (SO)
Key task - Managing the health and operations of satellites, and optimising connection with ground stations.
Ground station owners (GSO)
Key task - maintenance of ground station, and creating and maintaining uplinks with satellites as defined by their managing bod
Ground station owner
HOW WE ARE SOLVING IT
SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.