Kratos Supports the Satellite Industry’s Digital
SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading provider of national security solutions, announced today that in the first quarter of 2021, it delivered products supporting the satellite industry’s movement to virtualized terrestrial systems for 24 customers worldwide. These include products in the Kratos’ quantum® and SpectralNet® lines, both of which are part of the OpenSpace ™ family of dynamic virtual terrestrial solutions.
Kratos OpenSpace’s quantum products offer software versions of satellite terrestrial system components traditionally used as hardware, such as modems and front-end processors (FEPs), needed to communicate with the satellite or its payload. Kratos quantum products are used by hundreds of satellite operators around the world, supporting tens of thousands of satellite passages per month.
Kratos SpectralNet products provide connection to modern virtual ground operations by reliably digitizing the radio frequency (RF) signals from the satellite in Internet Protocol (IP) format, which can be processed by digital systems operating in the cloud, pre-hybrid environments.
Quantum OpenSpace products (called virtual network functions or VNFs) are not only cheaper than replacement hardware, they run at a lower cost and are more flexible to adapt more quickly to changing missions and conditions. For example, when it may take weeks to deploy system ground equipment, quantum VNFs can be deployed and configured to support various missions in just hours. Kratos’ OpenSpace Platform, the most advanced line in the OpenSpace family, can go even further by allowing satellite operators to deploy, configure and adapt entire networks in minutes, using its orchestrated software-defined network architecture (SDN).
Sales of OpenSpace quantum and OpenSpace SpectralNet products in the first quarter were concluded with satellite operators, manufacturers and service providers, including some of the world’s largest operators, New Space companies, leading contractors for the US government and directly to government agencies.
According to Kratos Vice President of Product Management Greg Quigel, “The OpenSpace and OpenSpace SpectralNet quantum lines are a stepping stone for space companies seeking to take advantage of the digital transformation of their ground-based systems to support new goals and opportunities. Our recently launched OpenSpace platform takes the core technologies developed for quantum and SpectralNet to another level, providing a fully integrated approach to ground operations. “
For more information on the Kratos family of dynamic terrestrial solutions, including OpenSpace quantum and SpectralNet products, as well as the OpenSpace platform, visit https://www.kratosdefense.com/openspace.
On the protection and defense solutions of Kratos
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOMEONE) develops and directs transformative, accessible technologies, platforms and systems for customers, allies and commercial enterprises related to US national security. Kratos is changing the way breakthrough technologies for these industries are rapidly being marketed through proven approaches supported by trade and venture capital, including proactive research and streamlined development processes. Kratos specializes in unmanned systems, satellite communications, cybersecurity / warfare, microwave electronics, missile defense, hypersonic systems, training, combat systems, and the development of next-generation turbojet and turbo engines. For more information go to www.KratosDefense.com.
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