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September 20, 2017

Kymeta to Develop Ka-Band Terminals for NASA

By Kendall Russell | September 19, 2017 | Government, North America, Regional, Satellite News Feed, ST Briefs, Telecom Kymeta’s electronically steered Mtenna terminal. Photo: Kymeta. NASA has awarded Kymeta’s government solutions […]

By  | September 19, 2017 | GovernmentNorth AmericaRegionalSatellite News FeedST BriefsTelecom

Kymeta's electronically steered Mtenna terminal. kymeta government solutions division to supply nasa

Kymeta’s electronically steered Mtenna terminal. Photo: Kymeta.

NASA has awarded Kymeta’s government solutions division two grants via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop small, space-based, low Size, Weight And Power (SWaP) flat panel Ka-band terminals for CubeSats and other Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites.

“These grants will allow Kymeta government solutions to supply NASA with our proprietary metamaterials-based low SWaP flat panel solutions for satellite-to-satellite and satellite-to-ground/ground-to-satellite communications, starting with CubeSats, which are about the size of a loaf of bread,” said David Kervin, general manager and vice president of Kymeta government solutions.

Organizations receiving SBIR grants are required to develop solutions with practical significance that have both commercial and non-commercial applications. They also must provide the potential to fulfill NASA needs.

Kymeta’s announcement comes days after the grand finale of the Cassini Mission, noted for its groundbreaking discoveries using 20th century technology. “The Cassini Mission launched in Oct. 1997 with the best technology of the time,” said Kervin. “These NASA grants will further our ability to develop solutions to hard problems for government, military and commercial applications, wherever that technology may travel.”

Read more at Via Satellite

About Kymeta

The world’s demand for ubiquitous mobile connectivity is irrefutable. A global, mobile network is the answer to connecting people and places that have never been connected before.

Kymeta is making seamless, always-connected mobile communications possible with a unique hybrid approach that enables satellite and cellular networks to deliver a single, global, mobile network. End-to-end mobile communications are delivered with Kymeta K?LO™ connectivity services, and the world’s first and only electronically-steered, flat-panel satellite terminal that goes places traditional satellite dishes cannot. Backed by U.S. and international patents and licenses, the Kymeta KyWay™ terminal makes high-throughput, mobile communications possible in cars, trains, buses, trucks, boats, and much more.

If it moves, Kymeta keeps it connected.

For more information, visit kymetacorp.com and KALO.net.

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