S-Band Transceivers

Rakon’s NewSpace S-band Transceiver is a low SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) full-duplex piece of equipment. It is designed for TT&C subsystems and high data rate communications between satellites (inter-satellite links) or between satellites and ground stations.

The NewSpace S-band Transceiver is highly configurable and provides flexibility around changing data rates and frequencies on-orbit.

We provide two NewSpace Transceiver products; >1-year equipment for short missions and >5-year equipment for longer missions.

Key Features:

  • Full duplex communication
  • In-flight re-configurable frequency range (Tx/Rx)
  • In-flight re-configurable data rate
  • Triple safety watchdog
  • Low power consumption (<12W on Tx)
  • Max. Tx & Rx baud rate: 5 Mbps
  • CAN-bus and RS-422 interfaces to onboard systems
  • RF output power of up to 33 dBm (2W)
  • Supply voltage range: 5-28 VDC

Configuration:

  • Short or long missions
  • Receiver/Transmitter operating frequency
  • Downlink data rate
  • Transmitter power, modulation
  • RF connector type, position and orientation

Applications: high data rate communications between satellites (inter-satellite links) or between satellites and ground stations

Country of origin: France

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