SAN DIEGO, CA, December 10, 2018 – On December 3, 2018, as part of the single largest dedicated rideshare mission (64 satellites), Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express, four (4) satellites equipped with Innoflight’s advanced electronics were deployed onto Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Each satellite is equipped with Innoflight’s Software-defined Compact Radios (SCR-100) and one (1) satellite is equipped with two (2) Payload Interface Electronics (PIE). The radios in these satellites are communicating successfully with a number of defense/intelligence, civilian and commercial ground stations, using AES-256 encryption, with one ground system architecture leveraging Innoflight’s Software-defined Ground Radio (SGR-100) technology. The deployed U.S. government satellites will perform a series of experiments (technology/science) and detect transmissions from emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) coming from broadcasting vessels in distress.
In addition, two (2) additional satellites equipped with the SCR-100 were included in the cargo delivered on the SpaceX CRS-16 mission launched on December 5, 2018. These satellites will be deployed from the International Space Station in early 2019.
“We are very pleased to see more of our first generation compact radios, with broad compatibility with ground station assets, successfully operating on-orbit after our maiden deployment back in 2013,” said Jeff Janicik, CEO and President of Innoflight. “Furthermore, our PIE is now a ‘plus one’ on orbit”, since it first gained heritage in 2011— a unit that is still operating today. “Innoflight looks forward to the launch, within the next year or so, of a substantial number of additional Innoflight units on approximately two-dozen satellites on Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) and Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit or Geostationary Orbit (GEO).”
Innoflight anticipates several of its products to make their maiden voyage in space including several Software-defined Compact Radios (SCR-104), end cryptographic units (KI-103 Gnome), Compact Flight Computers (CFC-400), and Software High-Assurance Internet Protocol Encryption (S-HAIPE). Furthermore, several more legacy radios (i.e. SCR-100) are expected to be launched into satellite constellations and clusters.
Innoflight is a veteran-owned small business founded in 2004. Innoflight is a high-technology company specialized in modern and cyber-secure electronics for small/tactical aerospace systems. Innoflight’s design, engineering and integration expertise includes the innovative implementation of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS)/industrial components and standard protocols, where appropriate, for affordable and responsive systems. Innoflight has significant experience in the design of high-performance yet low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) avionics and qualification for extreme environments including radiation. To learn more about Innoflight, please visit the company’s website at www.innoflight.com.
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