Small Satellite Radio Communications

With the increase in industry and Government-funded small satellites missions, the small satellite community needs a more robust and flexible communication infrastructure. As part of the solution, SDL provides a variety of flight and ground station radios as powerful communications tools ideal for small satellites. SDL can provide radio communication tools for both deep space and LEO missions.

Iris is a radio specifically designed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for high-reliability missions with orbits from beyond LEO to interplanetary. Iris was designed from the ground up with fault-tolerant features and space-grade components. It is software-configurable to meet a wide range of mission needs and has validated compatibility with NASA’s deep space network.