The Future of On-Orbit Space Communications

Solstar Space provides internet-based communication solutions that make living and working in space more efficient.

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Northrop Grumman Selects Solstar Space

Supporting Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (NGIS) and NASA’s Artemis program, Solstar Space will develop the WiFi Access Points that will be utilized for communications aboard HALO.

Enabling Communications for On-Orbit Assets and Crew

Solstar helps astronauts and spacecraft operators

achieve safe and cost-effective mission operations.

 

Reliable

Solstar WiFi Access Points and Space Communicators provide reliable connectivity for space operations.

Proven

Solstar solutions have flown on several spaceflights and its WiFi Access Points are scheduled for use on the 2024 HALO program.

Easy to Use

Solstar solutions are as easy to use in space as it is to use your laptop on Earth.

Flexible

Solstar meets the specific requirements of your space-based operations with purpose-built solutions.

Solstar Products and Solutions

Solstar solutions provide persistent space-based communications.

Solstar WiFi

Access Points

Securely connects WiFi-enabled devices to support crew communications, payload integration, experiments and more.

Solstar Space

Communicators

Engineered to be seamlessly integrated into CubeSats, SmallSats, space stations, launch vehicles and on-orbit assets.

Solstar Persistent Space

Communications Services

SPSC services provide leading narrowband and broadband data and voice services for space missions and operations.

How Solstar Solutions Work

Solstar provides secure, reliable connectivity for space-based missions.

INTEGRATE

Solstar hardware is installed on spacecraft prior to launch.

LAUNCH

Spacecraft is launched with Solstar hardware onboard.

ACTIVATE

Solstar service is activated and can be utilized.

Solstar Space Early Successes

Solstar has been demonstrating space-based communications since 2013.

Solstar Provides WiFi Access Points for HALO

March 2022:  Northrop Grumman selects Solstar to develop the WiFi Access Points for the HALO module of NASA’s Lunar Gateway.

Blue Origin Flight 2 – Persistent Comms Launch to Landing

July 18, 2018:  Solstar’s Schmitt Space Communicator maintained a consistent internet connection from launch to landing, as well as during an emergency escape simulation.

Blue Origin Flight 1 – First Commercial WiFi Hotspot Aboard a Spacecraft

April 29, 2018:  Solstar successfully uses its onboard internet connection to Tweet from outer space. This was the first commercial tweet from above the Karman line.

UP Aerospace Rocket Internet Connection with a Satellite

November 12, 2013:  Solstar demonstrates first internet connection between a commercial satellite constellation and a spacecraft at rocket velocity and at an altitude of over 100km.

Who We Serve

Solstar solutions provide persistent space-based communications.

Commercial Space

  • Private Space Stations
  • Space Tourism
  • On-Orbit Mining & Manufacturing
  • High Altitude Balloon Tourism

International Space Organizations

  • NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
  • International Space Agencies

Government & Aerospace

  • U.S. Space Force
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Major Aerospace Companies

Consumer & Entertainment

  • Space-based Social Media
  • Augmented Reality Applications
  • Entertainment & Immersive Art

Solstar Awards, Partnerships & Associations

Solstar’s Schmitt Space Communicator has been accessioned into Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s collection.