Northrop Grumman demonstrates terminals
Northrop Grumman teamed with laser terminal manufacturer Mynaric and space avionics provider Innoflight.
The companies tested high-rate encryption and decryption across an optical link.
Optical inter-satellite links are one of the key technologies required for the Transport
pace Development Agency. SDA in 2024 plans to start deploying the Transport Layer Tranche 1
A mesh constellation of 126 satellites made by Lockheed Martin, York Space Systems and Northrop Grumman.
The demonstration validated compatibility between commercially developed laser communication
Northrop Grumman selected Mynaric as a strategic supplier for laser communications, and Innoflight for encryption