Isotropic Programs receives $ 40 million for a multi-beam antenna
T.British company Isotropic Systems has raised over $ 40 million to develop the next generation antenna design for satellite communications.
The UK-based broadband technology maker has developed a multi-beam antenna design that uses its patented radio frequency optics technology that allows the antenna to connect to multiple satellites in multiple orbits at the same time without compromising the performance of each connection.
The company announced that SES led the $ 40 million financing round with the participation of specialist space investors Orbital Ventures, the UK government’s Future Fund and existing investors Boeing HorizonX Global Ventures, Space Angels and Firmament Ventures.
“Isotropic Systems is very well positioned to usher in a new age of high-performance, multi-orbit connectivity with our next generation multi-beam antenna,” said John Finney, Founder and CEO of Isotropic Systems.
“Our technology is unique in that it enables service providers and end users to get the most out of the many thousands of satellites that go into orbit from a single integrated terminal. This opens up the demand for the entire satellite industry and radically changes the way that bandwidth services are delivered to end users, far exceeding the capabilities of a single satellite system. “
The company also announced that it will accelerate its production phase to adapt it to the constellations planned for launch in 2022 and to open a new technology and testing facility near its headquarters in Reading, UK.
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