SpaceLink and Gilmour Space have signed an MOU to assess options for incorporating SpaceLink’s communications relay network on Gilmour’s next-generation of small satellites.
The MOU also covers integrating Gilmour’s satellites into the SpaceLink network.
SpaceLink aims to provide secure, high-capacity communications between low Earth orbit satellites and ground stations.
Gilmour meanwhile is developing hybrid propulsion-launch vehicles and a new satellite bus.
“We see the signing of this MOU as a strong endorsement of the business plans of both SpaceLink and Gilmour Space,” said Ben Greene, chairman and CEO of Electro Optic Systems, the key strategic investor in SpaceLink.
“We are very excited to be working closely with another leading space and defence company to enhance our small satellite and launch capabilities,” added Adam Gilmour, CEO of Gilmour Space.
The MOU covers:
- ensuring the compatibility of SpaceLink terminals with the Gilmour space platform
- sharing technical and business information to support Gilmour’s implementation of SpaceLink’s communications services; and
- extending those communications capabilities to Gilmour’s customers.
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