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.
Every day, the General Dynamics team pushes the extreme edges of engineering and science to imagine and create the next generation of space missions to advance scientific discovery and support national defense.
Manny Mora, Vice President & General Manager, Space & Intelligence Systems
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.
The Military's First WCDMA Secure Satellite Communications Network
The ground stations for the Mobile User Objective System provide the communications gateway for U.S. military personnel to connect to this secure, cell phone like network anytime and anywhere.
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.
Our relationship with space has changed dramatically since the first words were heard from the Moon in 1969. Space above Earth is now a complex array of more than 2,200 satellites, not including space debris made up of spent rocket boosters, dead satellites and a wrench or two from space walks and repairs. And, more satellites, large and small, are launching all the time.
In 1997, engineers at General Dynamics designed and built a transponder, or radio, that would travel aboard the Cassini spacecraft, the nation’s first full-scale mission to explore Saturn. After reaching Saturn, the Cassini mission was to last only four years. Almost twenty years after launch, the spacecraft crashed into Saturn’s gaseous surface after sending millions of images, and textbooks worth of scientific data to Earth, helping reveal the secrets of Saturn’s rings and moons.
NASA’s twin spacecraft, Voyager I and II are exploring where nothing from earth has ever flown before. The initial goal of the Voyager mission was a 12-year effort to explore Jupiter and Saturn, but due to the success of the spacecraft and a planetary alignment that occurs about every 175 years it has been extended for the last 40 years to explore Uranus and Neptune and even to the outermost edge of the Sun’s domain, and beyond.