Robert Brumley: Laser Light Taps Ball Aerospace to Help Analyze Optical Satellite System’s Design

abstract spaceBall Aerospace & Technologies has been awarded a prime contract to provide design analysis services for Laser Light Communications‘s all-optical satellite system that will support space-based laser communications.

Under the first-phase contract, Ball Aerospace will help complete eight out of 12 satellites in Laser Light’s constellation on medium Earth orbit, Ball Aerospace said Wednesday.

“Ball’s selection for the contract concludes a 15-month competitive process that vetted 24 global firms to validate that a global, laser communications constellation could be built and deployed cost-effectively, without sacrificing performance or schedule,” said Robert Brumley, senior managing director at Laser Light.

When complete, the constellation will work to transmit data at 6 terabits per second and a service speed of 200 gigabits per second in an effort to address growing commercial bandwidth demand.

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