RBC Signals has announced Aurora Propulsion Technologies has engaged the company for satellite communication services — the agreement gives Aurora Propulsion Technologies access to the RBC Signals global ground station network in support of its impending AuroraSat-1 mission.
Aurora Propulsion Technologies specializes in creating scalable solutions and services for the small spacecraft movement and lifecycle control. The company’s AuroraSat-1 mission is a cubesat demonstration mission and co-development project with SatRevolution which will provide proof of concept for attitude and orientation control. In addition, the satellite will also demonstrate Aurora Propulsion Technologies’ Plasma Brake technology for satellite de-orbiting. The satellite is scheduled to launch in December 2020 onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
“RBC Signals is proud to provide space communications support to Aurora Propulsion Technologies for their upcoming AuroraSat-1 mission,” said Christopher Richins, CEO of RBC Signals. “This is an exciting demonstration mission to support with our global network.”
“The RBC Signals offering is both a flexible and cost-effective means for us to easily communicate with AuroraSat-1,” noted Perttu Yli-Opas, CTO with Aurora Propulsion Technologies. “We are happy to be able to rely on experts for these services so we can focus our attention on other key aspects of the mission.”