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Space Electronics

Over 50 Years Of Space Communications Success

General Dynamics Mission Systems has a proud heritage of providing NASA with high-quality ground-based and spacecraft-to-spacecraft communications for manned and unmanned space exploration missions, ranging from near-Earth to Deep Space projects. Our technology has powered communications, telemetry, tracking and control for many of the most groundbreaking space programs, including Apollo, Voyager, the Mars Rovers, the Cassini Space Probe, the Mars MAVEN Mission, the Space Shuttle, the Hubble Telescope and the International Space Station.

Mission Data Links

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.

Spaceborne GPS Receivers

General Dynamics has a 20+ year legacy of providing high-reliability space-hardened global positioning system (GPS) sensors for commercial and military low-earth orbit (LEO) users. 

Tracking, Telemetry & Control

We supply the tracking, telemetry and control (TT&C), precision navigation and timing, and crosslink equipment for missions of human space flight, near-Earth observation, lunar and deep space exploration.

Space Encryption

For more than 40 years General Dynamics Mission Systems has provided reliable high-speed encryption to support numerous successful space missions. Our Type 1-certified encryptors, and corresponding ground encryptors are suited for large bandwidth data transmission.