Not your average space laser company.
We are a UK-headquartered space company. We are laser focused (pun intended) on data bottlenecks that can be resolved using laser communication.
A major area of development for us is space-air laser communication terminals. We are working to close the gap between space operations and air operations and allow hybrid networks to operate at greater efficiency and efficacy. The best place to use laser communications is where the cloud isn't. Being able to elevate the terminals above the cloud is a key enabler for industry uptake of laser communication. A UK-based company obsessed about the weather probably doesn't sound too unusual, but we like to think we have an uncommon way of framing problems.
With a mix of young ambitious engineers and aerospace industry veterans, we approach complex, long unresolved questions with modern engineering approaches and a passion to crack hard problems.
Space Air assets
The case for a
new physical layer
Is there a problem here?
There will be tremendous growth in space data volume
Sensors produce exponentially more data, especially those with high temporal/spatial/spectral resolution.
Launch costs and components costs, driven by CubeSat standardisation and spin-in from other industries, continue to drop away.
We keep seeing record numbers being set for satellites launched.
Radio links will be a constraint for that growth:
Radio spectrum supply is a flat line or, in some cases, is reducing due to demand outside of the space industry.
Spectrum licensing limitations prevent or delay many satellite and ground control station projects.
Optical links are needed for future enablers
Quantum encryption will require optical links for Quantum Key Distribution (QKD).
Laser terminals are like the perfect conference speakers or dinner guests
Data rates of 10Gbps are achievable today.
Highly targeted to the audience and discreet.
Just your data, just for you. Lasers are inherently more secure than radio due to the physical beam width, quite apart from the quantum encryption possible.
Easy to book and confirm
No license needed and no interference from other transmitters, unlike radio.
They also go 'pew pew' just like in the movies*.
*requires fitting a speaker to the user interface on the ground.
The uses of space data just keeps expanding. Today this includes agriculture, fighting crime (piracy, slavery, illegal fishing and illegal logging), safety at sea, earthquake prediction, weather tracking and forecasting, logistics and flight planning... The list keeps growing. ALL of the applications rely on the underlying data and are limited by the provision of that data. Working to 100x the data downloaded has a highly leveraged positive impact on society which we find motivational.
We are about making the future. We are always on the look out for bright, energetic people who are up for a challenge. If you are delivery / impact focused, think you have good judgement and play well on a team, get in touch here or visit us at https://archangelgroup.breezy.hr