By combining WORK Microwave‘s AX-60 IP modem (photo above) with IQ Spacecom‘s XLink advanced transceiver system, a brand of IQ wireless GmbH, operators have an affordable, one-stop-shop solution for new space applications, including LEO satellite missions for Earth Observation (EO).
The end-to-end solution includes WORK Microwave’s AX-60 19-inch rack-mount modem unit and XLink cubesat-sized communication module from IQ Spacecom. Both platforms connect to IP networks and provide easy-to-use, straightforward connectivity. Supporting satellite communication for the ground and space segments, the solution allows operators to reliably perform telecommand and telemetry transmission tasks to and from satellites. Featuring space communication waveforms according to Consultative Committee for Space Date System‘s (CCSDS) Recommended Standards (Blue Books) 131.0 and 231.0, it is one of the first cubesat solutions.
“Using the standardized CCSDS waveforms, we have created a cost-efficient, end-to-end solution for CubeSat missions, solving a critical challenge for the wider industry,” said Jörg Rockstroh, Director, Business Development and Digital Products at WORK Microwave. “There are few companies with our longstanding experience and track record in the field of satellite communications, and by making this solution available with our partner, IQ Spacecom, we can provide customers with the reliability that WORK Microwave is known for.”