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White Paper: Space and Beyond - Technology and the Space-based Data Chain

June 15, 2023

28min read time (3718 words)

Space-based electronics are critical components of the satellites that help us maintain
our national defense advantage, and the rise of sensor technology that can gather
extreme amounts of data is creating an opportunity to secure this advantage long
term. Accomplishing this goal will require space microelectronics that can properly collect,
store, process, interpret, and transmit a large amount of information—all while overcoming
environmental conditions such as intense electromagnetic radiation and size, weight, and power
(SWaP) limitations. This white paper discusses these challenges and explores how commercial
technology companies are merging their expertise to help the government organizations maintain space superiority.

Read this white paper to learn about:

  • New satellites and evolving space technology landscape
  • Modern space vehicles, components, and the data chain
  • How the space data chain is related to the Department of Defense JADC2 Concept
  • Technology requirements for DARPA's Blackjack Program and SpaceX Starlink
  • The impact of electromagnetic radiation on electronics
  • Space environmental complexities that impact technology
  • The Earth surface mineral dust source investigation (EMIT)
  • Technology used in the MethaneSAT tracking satellite
  • Space solid-state data recorder (SSDR) technology and roadmap
  • Designing technology for space

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