Mission Data Link Products & Power Amplifiers
Ensuring Communications From Space To Ground - Near Earth To Interstellar Space
General Dynamics has provided the critical communications link between Earth and space since the mid-1950s. In all, General Dynamics has produced over 400 space transponders including over 150 Deep Space, Near Earth and Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) transponders and transceivers for NASA missions. Examples include the Voyager spacecraft, launched in 1977, which carries two Deep Space Transponders that are still functioning, and the two first generation TDRSS user transponders flying on the Hubble Space Telescope that continue to operate trouble free after more than 19 years of service in space.
HRT150 Ku-Band High Rate Transmitter
General Dynamics' HRT150 Ku-Band Transmitter provides a solution for delivering large amounts of data from a spacecraft in one small package. Standard operation is TDRSS Ku-Band, with options available for X-Band and Ka-Band. The transmitter is compatible with NASA's TDRSS KuSAR high-rate return link receiving systems.
Mission Data Links
WE’RE NOT JUST CELEBRATING HISTORY, WE’RE STILL MAKING IT.
When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, an S-Band Transponder built by General Dynamics was the only communications link the Apollo 11 Astronauts had to Earth. From Apollo 11 to the Next Giant Leap, explore how we support NASA Missions.
General Dynamics Mission Systems Receives $731.8M 10-Year Sustainment Contract for Next-Generation Satellite Communications System
FAIRFAX, Va. – On November 8, the U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Mission Systems a $731.8M cost-plus-award-fee and firm-fixed-price indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity sole-source contract for the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) ground system sustainment.
A new global, military, satellite-based cellular network designed to revolutionize secure communications for mobile forces is now ready for full operational use in warfighting environments. The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), developed by prime contractor Lockheed Martin with ground systems pr…
Over the past 60 years, General Dynamics has built communications systems and electronics for Apollo, Voyager and more than 400 other space missions. Politico's Bryan Bender sat down with the Chris Brady, President of General Dynamics Mission Systems, to talk about the past and future of space comm…