Connecting Everything and Everyone in Space
Solstar makes it simple to stay connected with crewmembers working in space and space-based assets.
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 a secure internet connection between spacecraft and Earth-based payload managers, satellite operators, and enable communications for crewed and uncrewed missions in sub-orbit, LEO, and cis-lunar and lunar surface operations.
Sub-orbital & Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
Beyond Earth & the Moon
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.
Who We Work With
Solstar Space supports several different markets in connecting people and things in space. Here’s an overview of some of the key market segments we support.
Solstar works with commercial space companies around the globe to make communications, connectivity, and reliable networks available to support commercial space stations, sub-orbit spaceflights, on-orbit mining and manufacturing, high altitude balloon tourism and more.
International Space Agencies & Researchers
Solstar provides communication, connectivity, and networking solutions to support NASA and international space agencies in both their crewed and uncrewed missions in low earth orbit, lunar orbit, lunar surface operations and beyond. Solstar also supports researchers in interacting with space-based payloads and experiments.
For example, Solstar was selected to provide the WiFi Access Points for the HALO module of the Lunar Gateway.
Government & Aerospace
Solstar provides persistent communications with space assets and resources for government, U.S. Space Force, U.S. Air Force, national security and DOD initiatives. Solstar also supports industry-leading aerospace companies working with government entities.
Consumer & Entertainment
Solstar space-based communication services enable immersive art applications and live commercial video feeds from space, and allow consumers on Earth to share space-based digital content.
Solstar Connects People & Things in Space
Solstar Space eliminates the challenges of space-based missions and operations by providing the products and services that make it as easy to get things done in space as it is on Earth.
Solstar’s Spaceflight Heritage
Satellite connectivity to corporate jets for Walmart
Communications for NATO/UK Ministry of Defence helicopters
Connectivity for U2 high-altitude jet aircraft used for intelligence gathering
High-altitude balloon connectivity and communications
Demonstrated first texts to space aboard UP Aerospace sounding rocket
Blue Origin Flight 1 – Solstar’s Schmitt Space Communicator SC-1x prototype flew aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, provided a WiFi access point, and sent the first commercial tweet from space.
Blue Origin Flight 2 – Installed a WiFi Access Point and provided communications for a crew escape test aboard the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket during a sub-orbital flight
Northrop Grumman selects Solstar to provide the WiFi access points for the HALO module of NASA’s Lunar Gateway