JoeySat beam-hopping 5G demonstration satellite is on its way to LEO via Florida


<p>Its all-digital payload with hopping and beam steering can switch between different locations on Earth up to 1,000 times per second, the agency said, and adjust the strength of communications signals as needed.

Nicknamed JoeySat, after the cub kangaroo, will be used to provide high-speed Internet connection anywhere on Earth. For example, people on ships at sea, on airplanes in flight, and while traveling over land, .

Its advanced digital regenerative payload was built, tested and fully qualified by SatixFy in the UK, and the payload's environmental testing was completed in the UK. The flexible payload is completely software-defined and can be changed on-orbit.



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