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Laser communications technology developer Mynaric has secured a contract to develop an intersatellite optical communications terminal for enabling satellite constellations to communicate in space. The company said Tuesday it will serve as a development partner for the second phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Space-Based Adaptive Communications Node program.

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Mynaric’s Condor Mk3 optical communications terminals are now compliant with the requirements of the Space Development Agency’s OCT Standard. The milestone marks the completion of the optical verification and Phase I interoperability trials of Condor Mk3, which will be installed on the Tranche 1 Transport Layer communication satellites owned by Northrop Grumman, Mynaric said Thursday. […] More
The Space Development Agency selected Mynaric to design and help demonstrate an optical ground station to enhance the agency’s communication network. The company said Tuesday it will be part of SDA’s research and development program, which aims to show connectivity between the optical station and its communication terminal counterparts in space. Scheduled for 2025, the […] More
Mynaric will produce and deliver three laser communications terminals for each of the seven missile tracking satellites being developed by RTX, formerly Raytheon Technologies, for the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 1 Tracking Layer program. The company said Wednesday it will supply 21 Condor Mk3 terminals to RTX in 2024 to equip the latter’s infrared-sensing satellites with […] More
Northrop Grumman has entered into an agreement with Mynaric to procure laser communication terminals for the satellites it is developing under the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 1 Tracking Layer program. Mynaric said Tuesday it is expected to deliver 42 Condor Mk3 terminals to Northrop in 2024 in preparation for its anticipated deployment in 2025. The […] More
Tim Deaver, vice president of strategic solutions at Mynaric, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz about the cost of innovation driving significant challenges to stay above water in the federal and technology landscapes as well as the company’s core values that drive its culture and growth strategy into 2023 during the latest Executive Spotlight interview. You can read the full interview with Tim […] More
L3Harris Technologies will acquire an initial 7.2 percent stake in laser communications equipment supplier Mynaric as part of an $11.4 million investment deal. Under the agreement, L3Harris will obtain 409,294 of the Munich-based company’s bearer stock for approximately $27.90 each share and also gain access to select testing platforms such as a satellite link emulator, […] More
Mynaric will host and demonstrate its optical communications terminal on a functional testbed, dubbed Bartolomeo, on the International Space Station under a contract with Airbus’ U.S. space and defense business. Mynaric said Thursday it will demonstrate and test a range of space-based laser communications use cases of its Condor Mk2 terminal, which will be hosted […] More
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Mynaric a 15-week phase 0 contract for the Space Based Adaptive Communications Node program that seeks to enable seamless communication between satellites of both public and private sectors. The laser communications company said Monday it will produce an architectural design of an optical communications terminal with low […] More
Mynaric and Cloud Constellation announced Thursday that the former’s CONDOR laser communication product will be used to connect the latter’s low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellites through highly secure, high-performing Optical Inter-Satellite Links (OISLs). The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Cloud Constellation’s future LEO constellation called SpaceBelt will provide Data-Security-as-a-Service (DSAAS) and secure cloud storage and […] More

Mynaric announced on Friday that the company has appointed Tim Deaver as vice president of strategic solutions. Deaver has over 20 years of experience with government space programs. He will operate out of Mynaric’s newly established Washington, D.C. area office and will be responsible for creating and marketing customer solutions, in response to the critical needs of the Department of Defense (DOD) and other government clients.  

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has named the teams that will work on a program that aims to develop an intersatellite optical communications terminal for enabling satellite constellations to communicate in space. Eleven teams from academia and the commercial industry received other transaction agreements to perform phase 1 research and development work for the […] More
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