Satellite communication

Satellites transmit information to earth via laser signals. With over 30 researchers we work on this technology.

Laser satellite communication

There is a growing demand for more data, due to, among other things, the advent of self-driving cars, social media with more videos, and the ‘Internet of Things’. The existing connections cannot meet that demand. Laser satellite communication offers a solution.

Our latest developments

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MilSpace2: Spectrum monitoring dual satellite system

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News
2 December 2022

The MilSpace2 satellite system will demonstrate the military use of a microsatellite spectrum monitoring system.

TNO’s view of 2030: Getting a grip on climate change from space

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Insight
17 November 2022

Greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere are one of the main contributors to climate change and must therefore be rapidly reduced if we are to meet the 2030 climate targets. TNO is working on new satellite technology that makes it possible to do so. Because the better we identify emissions, the more targeted the action we can take.

SmallCAT laser communication system delivered for integration to Norwegian NORSAT-TD Spacecraft

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News
26 September 2022

The SmallCAT uses new optical communication technology that uses satellites to send information to Earth. This happens via invisible light signals and enables much faster data transfers than using the radio frequencies currently employed for communication everywhere.

Consortium led by TNO successfully transmits data via laser communication between optical terminals over 10 km ground-to-ground link

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News
13 September 2022

Successful field test of 10 km optical laser communication link Laser satellite communication uses satellites that send information to earth in the form of invisible light signals.

Laser satellite communication

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Article
Laser satellite communication may be the solution to the growing demand for more data. Discover how this works and what we do.