Spacecraft manufacturers express confidence in SpaceBelt
On Wednesday, Aug. 17, Cloud Constellation announced that it had gained Letters of Confidence from four major spacecraft manufacturers in its SpaceBelt satellite constellation. As the name of the documents imply, these letters express faith in the company’s design.
At present, Cloud Constellation is working to close the second round of funding that is required to . It is hoped that these endorsements will help the firm develop an orbital “Information Ultra-Highway”. The first phase of funding was completed this past March (2016).
The company hopes to file a secure network of satellites that will provide a global, interconnected orbital database. This ring could potentially provide these services anywhere across the globe. SpaceFlight Insider spoke with representatives of the company in an exclusive interview conducted on Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Cloud Constellation recently (August) filed the international patent application for their system. The company has several patents pending for their system.
“Many enterprises and governments are interested in point-to-point in very secure communications that don’t touch any other network, especially in a jurisdiction where their security or their privacy is compromised,” Scott Sobhani, Co-Founder and CEO of Cloud Constellation told SpaceFlight Insider. “The system has had four different manufacturers of satellite spacecraft have indicated their confidence in that system.”
Sobhani went on to note that his company’s offering is capable of transmitting data back down to the ground in less than a third of a second without connecting to any other network.
Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.