London, 4 August 2023.- SatSure, an Earth Observation space data application company, announced on the 1st of August its equity investment in Astrogate Labs. SatSure aims to make use of Astrogate’s laser communications system, Astro-Link, for their subsidiary KalediEO. Astro-Link has a satellite-to-ground communications speed of 1 Gbps.
KaleidEO has an upcoming mission featuring a fleet of four optical micro satellites with a swath of 65 km and near-metre ground resolution.
Astrogate’s data transfer solution intends to enable seamless and high-speed communication between the satellite fleet and the ground station. Astrogate’s terminal will be integrated with KaleidEO’s optical payload in the upcoming mission.
“We have always focused on innovation at SatSure, whether through our products or channels to enable them. Having developed various application suites across sectors ranging from agriculture to aviation. Now, venturing upstream with our fleet of microsatellites through KaleidEO, we will cover the entire EO data value chain,” said Prateep Basu, CEO of SatSure. “Our investment in Astrogate Labs aims to improve the utilisation of the massive amount of data that we will be generating from our satellites by debottlenecking the downlink of it to the Earth.”
Laser communication can provide a higher bandwidth than traditional radio frequency transmission, which will allow for more data to be transferred in a shorter amount of time.