Benefits in the beyond
Expanding our potential in the unknown
Every advancement we make starts with a question: What if? What if we could fly above our atmosphere? Done. What if we could land on the moon? Done. But we aren't done. 400 space missions later, side-by-side with NASA and the U.S. military, our telecommunications technology is circling multiple planets. And it’s showing us sights no human has ever seen.
What if? It's a powerful question. And it’s always guiding what we do next.
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.
Near earth or deep space, we specialize in communications and electronics for all spacecraft. Discover our full suite of solutions.
We design, build and manage ground-based systems that enable communications and control of satellite networks and spacecraft exploring the unknown.
Delivering The Mission - From Space To Earth
From designing the communication transponders that transmitted Neil Armstrong's first words from the Moon...
To building next-generation ground systems responsible for managing the day-to-day mission and operations of satellite networks...
We're committed to delivering technology that enables the national security, intelligence and scientific missions of today and tomorrow.
We engineer spaceflight-proven digital payloads for advanced missions requiring complex RF communications, signal processing and on-board software updates.
Our experienced engineers work side-by-side with the U.S. Navy and NASA in mission operations centers to design and fly some of the world's most sophisticated satellites and spacecraft.
Radio Telescopes to Deep Space Networks
Astronomers and NASA's deep space explorers trust SATCOM Technologies expertise and precision manufacturing to design and build the most advanced antennas for exploration and space communications.
We build reliable, high-speed encryptors which ensure that critical data from satellites and spacecraft doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
From highly precise beryllium machining to Iridium communications services.
Over the past 60 years, General Dynamics has built communications systems and electronics for Apollo, Voyager and more than 400 other space missions. Today, our engineers are building on that legacy by designing systems for the Orion spacecraft which will take the next generation of astronauts to the Moon and Mars. Politico's Bryan Bender sat down with the Chris Brady, President of General Dynamics Mission Systems, at our Scottsdale, AZ facility — where the Apollo S-Band Transponder was built — 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.