What Makes SPACEWAY 3 Different?
SPACEWAY 3 represents the next generation in satellite communications technology, with approximately 5 to 8 times the capacity of today's Ku-band satellites. SPACEWAY 3 will enable a full-mesh digital IP network that will interconnect with a wide variety of end-user equipment and systems. This North American broadband satellite system will enable a range of innovative applications, enterprise-wide.
The SPACEWAY Mission
SPACEWAY 3 employs high-performance, onboard digital processing, packet switching, and spot beam technology to offer higher broadband speeds, high capacity, bandwidth on demand, and mesh connectivity.
True Point-to-Point Communications
SPACEWAY 3’s revolutionary onboard switching capability enables the satellite to receive, process, and route traffic directly to and from customer locations in a single hop, without using a hub. Onboard switching reduces delay, increases overall transmission efficiency, and enables point-to-point, or mesh, communications directly between customer sites.
SPACEWAY 3’s unique phased array antenna creates 24 hopping spot beams at 440 Mbps directly where the traffic needs to go.
Similar to a cellular system that reuses frequencies throughout a coverage area, SPACEWAY 3 reuses frequencies across North America, yielding higher effective capacity at a lower cost.