TXMission Announces Major Modem Performance Enhancements Ahead of Satellite 2020

TXMission Announces Major Modem Performance Enhancements Ahead of Satellite 2020

March 2, 2020

Ahead of Satellite 2020, TXMission has announced major performance enhancements to its flagship Cubesat-compatible Quest™ Onboard Smallsat Modem (Software Defined Radio). The maximum supported data rate has been doubled to 1Gbps and a number of new high-order modulations have been added, allowing our users to provide the larger, more bandwidth-efficient communications links and services their customers require. In addition, our Connect™ Ground Station Modem has been similarly enhanced and has also been mechanically re-engineered to provide a more rugged, functional housing enclosure.

On display at Satellite 2020, which takes place in Washington DC from March 9 to 12, we will be exhibiting our latest smallsat communications technology, including:

  • The Quest™ Software Defined Radio. This supports the CCSDS telemetry standard with DVB-S2/S2X and Viterbi/Reed Solomon waveforms. DVB-S2/S2X maximises data throughput for a given transmit power level. Data rates of up to 1Gbps are supported. Hi-resolution pictures and video from onboard sensors can be compressed to a fraction of their original size using our real-time hardware compression feature. Radiation hardened components in key areas ensure resilience to the effects of radiation. The communications subsystem is incredibly versatile and can optionally host both the flight computer software and the payload mass storage, making it the industry’s first ‘all-in-one’ smallsat processor solution.
  • The Connect™ Ground Station Modem and our MissionSpan™ network management system, which supports the monitor and control of entire constellations of satellites. Live demonstrations of Connect™ and MissionSpan will be conducted at the stand.

If you are visiting, please pass by stand #SP6 in the Startup Pavilion. We will also be present on the Advantech Wireless Technologies stand (#1216). We look forward to seeing you there. For those who won’t be attending, we have added two new exhibitions this year where we hope we can meet up, namely, the ESA-sponsored 4S Symposium in Portugal (May 25 to 29) and the Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah (August 1 to 6).