114 - Commercial Infrastructure for Space Communication, Proving the Technology Works and Social Media from Orbit
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In this Constellations Podcast, we’ll discuss the evolution of internet in space as it moves from utilizing government infrastructure to utilizing modern commercial infrastructure. Increased commercial technology has made space more accessible than ever. More accessibility in space drives the demand for faster, more modern communication onboard spacecraft. During this episode, Brian Barnett, Co-Founder and CEO of Solstar Space Company, will discuss the evolution of space communication and how NASA has accomplished it with their deep space network, tracking and data relay satellites, and fly-over ground stations. Hear Brian explain how Solstar’s Schmitt Communicator, now at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, enabled the first commercial tweet from space and how it currently enables secure communication for the military with Critical Data Relay technology.