Solstar Space Company’s Schmitt Space Communicator Accepted Into Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Collection
SANTA FE, NM, USA – November 19, 2019 Solstar Space Company’s Schmitt Space Communicator has been accessioned into the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s collection. Dr. Martin Collins, curator of the museum’s civilian application satellites collection, presented Solstar Space Company CEO M. Brian Barnett the official deed of gift accepting the donation in Washington, D.C. last week.

Solstar’s Schmitt Space Communicator SC-1x prototype first flew to space onboard Blue Origin’s rocket ‘New Shepard’ on April 29th, 2018. Solstar Space Company achieved the first commercial Wi-fi hotspot and commercial internet service, sending the first commercial tweet from space. The Schmitt Space Communicator demonstrated the Wi-Fi hot spot service inside and outside the spacecraft, for second time on July 18, 2018.


Solstar Space is the leading commercial satellite communications company pioneering technology for the use of Wi-Fi in space. Solstar has developed the technology to enable data transmissions to and from platforms in space. With the support of NASA, Solstar has successfully demonstrated its commercial two-way payload data service technology on three suborbital flights. Solstar’s Schmitt Space Communicator provides a Wi-Fi hot spot service inside and outside the spacecraft that can be used by Wi-Fi enabled payloads and payload specialists. Solstar’s two-way data communications are vital in obtaining and gathering information securely, and paving the way for commercial, in-flight communications.

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Solstar Space is the leading commercial space-based connectivity company pioneering the use of persistent communications services for all types of on-orbit assets including satellites, space stations, launch vehicles, and more. We provide an internet connection between spacecraft and Earth-based payload managers, satellite operators, and enable communications for crewed missions in sub-orbit, LEO, and cis-lunar and lunar surface operations.

Our fast, reliable services, space-tested routers, WiFi access points and hotspots, and space-based satellite data relays are being developed to deliver on-orbit connectivity and are supported by 24/7 customer care. These devices are installed on satellites and spacecraft prior to launch to keep crew, spacecraft, and Earth-based satellite operations teams connected. Visit

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