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.
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 communications.
Harnessing the power of quantum physics for communications and sensing first theorized by Albert Einstein in the 1930s will allow General Dynamics to offer revolutionary real-world applications that could render conventional secure systems obsolete within the next decade.
General Dynamics Celebrates the Past, Present and Future of Space Exploration on 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
“One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.” These immortal words from Neil Armstrong during his Moon landing were heard by more than 600 million people on Earth thanks to General Dynamics radios.