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Audacy
« on: 08/19/2017 05:49 pm »
One of the NGSO constellations that has applied to the FCC is from Audacy.  They're planning something a little different from most of the other constellations:  a data relay service operating from MEO that other satellites can use for data and TT&C communications instead of communicating directly with ground stations.

[Space News] CASIS awards Audacy grant to test radio on space station
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The nonprofit Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) awarded a grant Aug. 17 to Audacy that will enable the Silicon Valley startup to demonstrate its high data-rate radio on the International Space Station.

Audacy, a company established in 2015 to create a commercial space-based communications network, plans to send the Audacy Lynq demonstration mission to the space station’s NanoRacks External Payload Platform on a NASA commercial cargo fight in late 2018.
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[Clyde Space] Building an Out-of-this-World Continuous Communications Network
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Clyde Space, Europe’s leading manufacturer of miniature satellites, has announced a partnership with California space company Audacy.

The Stanford University spin-off company is developing a constellation of relay satellites to provide non-stop, real-time communications coverage for commercial customers in the space industry, with services similar to NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS).

Audacy will be establishing a network of data relay satellites to provide uninterrupted space connectivity, allowing customers to continuously access and monitor their assets in space. This enables satellite operators to obtain greater quantities of data, eliminate outages between data downlinks, and significantly reduce operators’ costs. The aim is similar to that of the telecoms industry -- to better connect and provide communications services to multiple users simultaneously at competitive prices.

Clyde Space is providing the spacecraft bus solution and custom on-site training for a mission demonstrating Audacy’s customer satellite terminal, which includes K-band antennas and a software-defined radio (SDR). The initial phase of the principal Audacy mission will consist of three medium Earth orbit (MEO) relay satellites due to launch in 2019 combined with ground stations in California, Singapore, and Europe. These satellites will simultaneously support numerous customer satellites with a range of missions and applications in multiple sectors from agriculture to disaster management. Timely data could help formulate preventative measures around the world aiding those most in need.

Audacy was launched in 2015 by a team of Stanford graduates, NASA award winners, and SpaceX veterans. The company has gone from strength to strength with worldwide venture capital backing and a clear vision of revolutionizing space communications to benefit humankind.

The Audacy mission is the latest project to recognize Clyde Space’s high-tech CubeSat technology and the far-reaching impact it has had in making satellites more accessible and affordable.

Its success earned it the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation Category earlier this year.

Clyde Space is backed by Scottish investment companies Coralinn LLP and Nevis Capital.
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Re: Audacy
« Reply #2 on: 06/07/2018 09:35 pm »
Audacy was granted the FCC license for their 3 satellite Ka- and V-band MEO network.

FCC File Number: SAT-LOA-20161115-00117

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