L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) will supply Axiom Space with a critical communications radio for its future commercial space station. The S-band radio will mirror the functionality that exists on the International Space Station (ISS) for common NASA communications for visiting vehicles.
The L3Harris C/TT 520 S-band radio will serve as a common data link between Axiom’s space station called Axiom Station and its docking vehicles, enabling audio, video and telemetry data at various data rates and ranges Communication. L3Harris radios have performed this role on the ISS to visit vehicles during all phases of rendezvous, docking and mating operations since 2018.
“Our tremendous track record of flawless communication transmissions in the harshest environments is a testament to the dedication to our customers and their mission and makes the C/TT 520 the perfect choice for the Axiom Station,” said Kristin Houston, President, Electro Optical , L3Harris.
Axiom Station is currently under construction, with its first section to be launched in late 2024 before the ISS is dismantled in 2031.
Many NASA programs have relied on L3Harris’ expertise and technology – from early spacecraft to Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle, ISS and previous Mars missions. L3Harris has supported deep space exploration with work on the Hubble Space Telescope, and now the James Webb and Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescopes. Additionally, the company supports space weather forecasting on US and international satellites and has navigation technology on every US GPS satellite.
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L3Harris Technologies is an agile global innovator in aerospace and defense technologies, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet critical customer needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies in the space, air, land, maritime and cyber domains. L3Harris has annual revenue of over $17 billion and 47,000 employees, with customers in over 100 countries. L3Harris.com.
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