Satellites depend on the radio spectrum to communicate with each other and with ground stations on Earth. However, spectrum is a limited resource that is subject to interference. And this problem only gets worse as more and more satellites are launched into orbit.

Satellite operators are increasingly concerned that the number of spacecraft over one region of Earth is increasing, and this creates more interference with the signal.

To mitigate this risk, operators typically coordinate with each other and enter into agreements to ensure that interference is limited. But coordinating between many different satellite operators and keeping track of these deals is an expensive and time-consuming burden.

Magnestar has come up with its solution , which is a software platform called 24/7x that conducts interference simulations and performs special calculations to ensure that the RF environment remains clean. Operators can communicate with each other and send data back and forth in a standardized, autonomous way.

“This problem is only going to grow as we go from 8,000 satellites in space today to more than 100,000 satellites. Eliminating interference and signal collisions in real-time is something we’re moving towards as an industry that we’re well-positioned to address,” the company says.

Recall that at the call of the European Commission, a satellite constellation competitive with SpaceX’s Starlink should appear in the space industry. To this end, a partnership was announced between Airbus Defense and Space, Eutelsat, SES and Thales Alenia Space.

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