BridgeSat Inc. is developing an optical communications network that offers secure delivery of big data from low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites at faster speeds and a lower cost than traditional radio frequency solutions.

BridgeSat’s turnkey solution is designed to seamlessly connect satellites from space to the ground and meet accelerating demand for big data collection from LEO.

BridgeSat is offering small form factor laser communication terminals at a reduced price compared to equivalent RF data throughput solutions. The company is also engaged with the space industry’s laser communication terminal manufacturers to ensure compatibility with the BridgeSat ground network.

Ground station site diversity is essential to optical communications. BridgeSat is establishing a worldwide network of stations for spacecraft operators to use, regardless of whether they use BridgeSat’s space optical terminal.